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What is a good way to start learning German?

There is already a question that asks for free resource for learning German. However, I would like to know what resources are good for learning German regardless of their cost. The online sources ...
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Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user?

Would a computer use du or Sie for the user? Example: “You have unsaved changes.”
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What is the appropriate capitalization of 'ß'?

I am not a German speaker but I am working on a software program that is used by German speaking users. So here is the question: In a software application that displays and stores data to a DB in ...
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Word-reminder software – how do you remember the words?

I can understand German when I read it. So, I started watching the Mad Man TV series with German subtitles and the show on mute. I write new words in a two-column Word document. I then try to learn ...
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Browser Add-ons to learn German

I am an active learner of German. I remember to have installed a browser Add-on on my old computer which helped me to learn the gender of German words by colorizing them in the browser using different ...
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Automatische grammatikalische Satzanalyse

Ich suche ein Programm oder einen Web-Dienst, bei dem man einen deutschen Satz eingibt, und wo dann ausgegeben wird, was davon ein Nebensatz, ein Prädikat oder ein Genitivattribut usw. ist. Ich habe ...
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How to say “unmaintained”, speaking about abandonware?

I want to say that a given application is unmaintained: No support, No new features will ever be added, Bugs will not be fixed. Can I say "nicht erhaltet"? Preferably a short adjective so that it ...
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1answer
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Commands in software labels (“click here”)

I'm working on translating English language content of a website into German, and I was curious which form do you use in German commands for labels in software. Think of messages like "Click Here" or ...
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What quick lookup software is there for German vocabulary in Mac OS X?

I'm not sure if this question belongs here, but it's certainly relevant to my German learning and I'd love to know what others are using... I'm wanting to start reading online newspaper articles to ...
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Name current software/online services for HIGH-QUALITY text-to-speech (TTS) in German [closed]

There are alot free, shareware, open source, proprietary programs/apps & online services with bad - medium (IMHO, often sounds robotic and not spoken fluently) quality. Esp. the quality ...
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4answers
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How would “add folder” and “add file” would be translated in the shortest way into German?

I would like to make a localization of the interface into German and have faced a problem in how to translate add folder and add file. The only translations, which I have found, are Ordner hinzufügen ...
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2answers
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In-app “Done” translation?

In our mobile app we have a kind of media gallery where you can select several images to put them into a "social album". On the English translation of the app the term Done in the right top corner is ...
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Software developer positions equivalents in German [closed]

What are the equivalents in German for software developer positions: junior developer, middle developer, senior developer, lead developer?
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Searching for an Android flashcard application which is integrated with some good dictionary

I'm looking for application in which I could look up a meaning of the word, save it automatically as a flashcard and later practice it. Great example of this is vocabulary trainer on dict.cc, but this ...
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1answer
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German dictionary program [duplicate]

I am looking for a German dictionary program that I can install on my Mac. I would like the program to have: Definition of the word in English Audio files of the German pronunciation Declensions ...
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Language Learning Software That Teaches Mechanics/Grammar [closed]

I've tried out various language learning software (Rosetta Stone, Tell Me More, Transparent), and I've been severely disappointed by the fact that not one of them actually teaches you the LANGUAGE, ...
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Software Dictionary for Windows Mobile 6.5

I have a Windows Mobile 6.5 Phone (LG Fathom) and I would like to load a free English to German and German to English dictionary on it to assist me in learning German. (I go to classes every weekend) ...
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What do they call “a software developer” in German? [closed]

What is the right word for "a software developer" in German? For example: - What do you do? - I'm a software developer.