filed in Uncategorized on Feb.08, 2004
I just stumbled across what I percieve as a huge problem with the major online booksellers (amazon.com, bn.com). They have no way to search by language. They don’t always list a translator after the author, and if they do they make no note that it is a translator. They don’t even have a field for the language the book is in. BN.com sometimes lists that a book is a French edition, but they don’t indicate if a book is a dual-language version. Even at work (Barnes & Noble) our system isn’t very good at indicating whether a book is original, abridged, simplified, or dual.
Does anyone have a solution to the problem of searching for non-English books?