Canoo Logo
Powered by Canoo Logo
case sensitive ss instead of ß
| Dictionaries | Word Grammar | Wordformation | Sentence Grammar | Spelling (D) | Glossary | Index |  

Browser add-ons and links
Plug-ins, bookmarklets, add-ons and hyperlinks


canoonet Search in the toolbar of your Web browser

canoonet always “standby”! You can now add canoonet to the search engines in the toolbar of your Web browser.

This service enables you to look up a word in canoonet by simply entering it into the search field in the upper right corner of your browser window. You will have immediate access to the information offered by canoonet.

Simply click the link below. The installation is carried out automatically. You will immediately be able to select canoonet as search engine in the browser toolbar.

canoonet Search is available for the all browsers supporting OpenSearch, namely
  • Firefox 2.x
  • Internet Explorer 7.x
Install canoonet-Search

Dashboard Widget for Mac OSX

A canoonet dashboard widget is available for Mac OS X. It allows you to search for a German word in the canoonet dictionaries. The free widget was developed by canoonet user Olaf Marzocchi ( Many thanks to him!

To install the canoonet widget on your Mac:
  • Download the widget here and unpack the zip file.
  • Doubleclick the widget symbol.
  • Click Install to confirm that you would like to install the widget
  • Click Keep to complete the install process.
Go to the dashboard and type a German word in the input field. A web browser window opens and displays the corresponding canoonet page.

Placing a bookmarklet for the Canoo dictionary

For the dictionary you additionally have the possibility to use a so-called Bookmarklet. After its integration into the Link-Toolbar you can mark a word in the browser and click on the bookmarklet. This action initiates a query using your selection in a separate window. The result is displayed subsequently. If no word was selected upon the bookmarklet's start it works like a normal link to the dictionary.

There are two different ways to integrate the bookmarklet depending on your browser type:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Add the following link to your favorites by clicking on it with the right mouse-button and then selecting the menu item "Add to Favorites ..". The Explorer bookmarklet works for Windows only.
Canoo dictionary for Internet Explorer
Netscape Communicator
Add the following link to your bookmark list by clicking on it with the right mouse button (on the Macintosh, press the mouse button until the menu appears) and by selecting the menu item "Add Bookmark".
The Bookmarklet for Netscape Communicator works for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
Canoo dictionary for Netscape Comunicator
Netscape ab 6.0/Mozilla
Add the following link to your bookmark list by clicking on it with the right mouse button (on the Macintosh, press the mouse button until the menu appears) and by selecting the menu item "Bookmark this Link".
The Bookmarklet for Netscape/Mozilla works for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
Canoo dictionary for Netscape/Mozilla

Working interactively with the Canoo Dictionary out of your own HTML documents

It is also possible to work interactively with the Canoo dictionary out of your own web pages: you have to integrate a text field in your web page which allows you to enter the word you want to look up. The necessary HTML-Code is added below. It can be copied directly into your code.

<form action=""
 method="get" target="_new" accept-charset="ISO-8859-1">
<input type="text" name="input">
<input type="submit" value="suchen">

Working interactively with the Canoo Dictionary using Microsoft Word 97/2000

Using a specialized add-in you can use the Canoo online dictionaries  together with MS Word 97 und MS Word 2000. The add-in generates an additional tool bar which contains a book symbol. To check its spelling mark a word contained in your document and click on the book symbol. The result is displayed in a new browser window.

To install the Word Add-In you must download it onto your computer by klicking on the Link with the right mouse button and by selecting "Save as.." Then double-click on the downloaded file canoo.doc after which Word is started and the document is displayed. The next steps for the installation of the add-in are described in this Word document.

Special Note: The add-In is realized as macro, so you can get a security warning while opening the canoo.doc file!

How to specify hyperlinks to canoonet

From any of your web pages or digital presentations as e.g. MS Power Point, you can directly refer on any content of our Online Services like an overview page or tables within a page.

In order to do so navigate to the page you want  to link and mark the Internet address which is displayed in the address or location field of your browser. Copy the marked address onto the clipboard. Now you can insert a hyperlink into your Web Page or presentation by pasting in the URL from the clipboard into the field of the target address. After labeling the hyperlink your dcument now contains a reference to one of our pages. By clicking on the hyperlink the corresponding page is being displayed if you are connected to the Internet or the page is still stored in your browser's cache.

Copyright © 2000-2018 Canoo Engineering AG, Kirschgartenstr. 5, CH-4051 Basel. All rights reserved.
Related terms dictionary: Copyright © 1996, 1997, 2011 by University of Tübingen.
Terms of use/Data protection | Contact
canoonet fürs iPhone
canoonet - FindIT Die semantische Suche für Unternehmen
Alle Sprachen [DIN]
Hotel Montgomery
Vertragsrecht München