For navigating language in China, here are some of the eclectic things Sinoglot has discussed.
This page is very much a work in progress. Email me (syz -at- sinoglot -dot- com) if you know of something else that should be here or if you have suggestions for making it easier to use.
- Tips for how to translate English terms into Mandarin terms when you’re beyond a typical bilingual dictionary, e.g. technical terms
- Character-based pronunciation of other Chinese languages (not just Mandarin): Voicedic covers pronunciation (by character only) of six other Sinitic languages — see comments on this post for discussion of quality
- How to count unique characters and machine-parse words in a document