Updated 16 August 2009
On-Line Text Translators
On-Line Bilingual Dictionaries
http://www.ultralingua.net/ my favorite at the moment
is an excellent dictionary by American Heritage:
This one is a detailed dictionary of health
Translation Software for Your Computer (off-line access)
Houghton-Mifflin has a bi-lingual dictionary that pronounces both English and Spanish words. It also inserts a clicker into the Word tool bar, which is very handy when writing in Spanish. This eReferenceEspaņol is the best one I have found. A good buy! This link lists several dictionaries, so look for the Spanish one. Downloadable. The sound function is on their website, so you must be connected to the internet to get the sound -- easy if you have DSL. There is a somewhat awkward on-line access to this dictionary on Yahoo.
Here is another less powerful translator (without sound) from Transparent Language: Spanish Lexicon Translation Dictionary This one has a much smaller vocabulary that the Houghton-Mifflin listed above.
This one is a
translator/dictionary by Exceller
Food Related Translators and Dictionaries
I like the one: Mexican Comida and Something More
Here is another: Food Lexicon
and, of course, my own which is the largest and most detailed
Hardware translators by Franklin