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Saturday, June 11, 2005


Acronyma is a Google-style search engine for acronyms. When you search for “NASA”, you’ll find “National Aeronautics and Space Administration”. Of course, you could also go to Google and enter “define:nasa” or “what is nasa”. The good thing about Acronyma though is they let you add new acronyms (unlike Wikis, they are checked before submission).

The engine is available in languages other than English, including French, Spanish, Dutch and German. I tested the German version and it was a little buggy – there were spelling errors, and the German Umlaut characters did not work in Firefox.

On a side-note, Acronyma makes the common accessibility error of not correctly connecting form radio buttons to their text (so that you can click on the text as well).

[Via John Battelle.]


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