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Look up Swahili words directly from your Firefox web browser!
By following these simple steps, you can look up any word in the Swahili-English or English-Swahili dictionaries of the Kamusi Project, simply by clicking your mouse.
Note: We would be delighted to release this as a stand-alone Swahili Dictionary extension, pre-configured for Kamusi searches. If you have the skills and interest to code this Mozilla extension as a volunteer, please contact us!
Step 4: Select Tools from the option bar, then choose Extensions from the Tools menu that opens up.
Step 5: A box will open up that lists all of your extensions. Find the line for DictionarySearch, click on it once, and click "Options" on the bottom of the box.
Step 6: A box will open up. Copy and paste the following text into the appropriate lines:
Text: English-Swahili search for "$"
Text: Swahili-English search for "$"
That's it! Now, use your mouse to highlight any word on any web page, in English or Swahili. Right-click your mouse button, select whether you want to look up your word from English to Swahili or from Swahili to English, and you will be directed immediately to a search of the Kamusi Project dictionaries for your term.
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.
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