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Hungarian electronic resources FAQ
3. Interactive services
3.1 What's available on the World Wide Web
The following is the chapter recently removed from the main body of
the hungarian-faq. This is not yet completely re-edited for stand-alone
format, nor completing a collection of all important links has been
attempted. For more comprehensive WWW directories see, for example:
<http://www.hungary.com/hudir/>, <http://www.hungary.com/hudir/> or
Subject: 3. INTERACTIVE SERVICES
If you are using Hungarian interactive services from abroad (or vice
versa): please note that interactive Internet connections like WWW
may be very slow, even timing out during peak hours - try times of
lower network load when the response time is usually reasonable.
Subject: 3.1 What's available on the World Wide Web
This document you are reading now is hosted at
<http://www.hix.com/hungarian-faq/hungarian-faq>, and its directory
has a few other documents and several links to other sites of
The Hungarian Home Page is at
<http://www.fsz.bme.hu/hungary/homepage.html> with links to the
registered Hungarian www servers, including
- the Prime Minister's Office: <http://www.meh.hu> (overseas users
please notice that the use of the <http://www.hungary.com/meh/>
mirror is requested to cut down transatlantic traffic!)
- a weather forecast page (this is updated daily, and includes weather
forecasts, meteorological maps, and METEOSAT satellite images; this
page is in Hungarian)
- home pages of Hungarian cities (currently Budapest, Debrecen,
Miskolc, Pecs, Szeged), and of educational and other institutions
- a comprehensive list of Hungarian telnet services (e.g. library
databases), gopher and ftp sites (3.2). The content of almost all the
Hungarian FTP sites is indexed and can be searched.
The Hungary Online Directory (HUDIR) is at
<http://www.hungary.com/hudir/> featuring a hierarchical
database of Hungarian online content worldwide. Currently it has links
in excess of 2500.
HIX has a WWW server in the USA: the URL is <http://www.hix.com>.
To check out fresh content, see <http://www.hix.com/friss2/>, which
gives you a comprehensive table of content for new material arrived in
the last 24 hours (which is typically in the order of 100-150 pages).
Besides back issues of its email journals, and a plethora of other
files in Hungarian and English, it offers an on-line English-Hungarian,
Hungarian-English dictionary (<http://www.hix.com/hix/szotar/> - its
European mirror is at <http://tpri6l.gsi.de/szotar.html>), and various
home pages and pointers to other sources. Partial mirrors located in
Hungary are <http://www.eunet.hu/eunet/hix/> (for the Magyar Narancs
archive), and <http://hal9000.elte.hu/hix/> (for some pictures, and
searching the Radir database - see below).
Hungary.Network - The GateWWWay to Hungary at
<http://www.hungary.com/> has a number of government, commercial and
organizational users listed.
TourInform is at <http://www.hungary.com/tourinform/> is the service
of the Hungarian Tourism Service, the official promotion agency of the
Hungarian Tourist Board. They offer practical information, maps,
broshures and even tours on video casette.
The Open Media Research Institute has a WWW server, available at
<http://www.omri.cz>. Available at this Web site are all back issues
of the Daily Digest, tables of contents for Transition, OMRI's
bi-weekly analytical journal, and information about OMRI's activities
The World Wide Web server of Central Europe Today is at the URL
Find back issues of the Hungary Report on the World Wide Web at
<http://www.yak.net/hungary-report/> or <http://www.isys.hu/hol>.
The Hungary-Online archive is available from
<http://www.yak.net/hungary-online/> or <http://www.isys.hu/hrep>
There is a growing Hungarian resource directory at
<http://mineral.umd.edu/hir/>. [The same server also hosts a
"Hungarian Electronic Resources FAQ" <http://mineral.umd.edu/faq/>.]
There is a "Foreign Languages for Travellers" collection of essential
Hungarian expressions with English, German and French explanation,
complete with sound at
The American Association of Young Hungarians (AAYH) has its homepage
A Hungarian church in Chicago has info at
The Gyorgy Bessenyei Teachers Training College (Nyiregyhaza) offers
some 3000 pages worth of database for Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county
(Eastern Hungary) as well as other goodies and general Internet help,
in both Hungarian and English: <http://www.bgytf.hu/>.
See also section 2.3 above, which covers
<http://www.siliconvalley.com/> and refers to other links as well.
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parts are copyright of their respective authors. Please do not
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