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What does it do for me?

Click your way through to data in a snap of a second that would otherwise cost you hours to find on the Internet or in a book. Whether you are just curious or need the information fast, you will find it in this user-friendly look-up tool. Look up zip and area codes, sorted by any column, with a quick search finder. Expand acronyms by entering just the first letters. Use a unit converter that shows all other units immediately as soon as you enter a digit. That is what we call "information at your fingertips".

You have access to information about all countries worldwide, like per capita income, population, or calling code. Impress your chat partner with translations of common phrases into seven languages. It's a highly accessible source of information and comes with a list of hand-picked links to more detailed websites for each category.


What can I look up?


Find Information Fast

Sort the International table by Languages and filter by "Asia West". Now you can easily compare all Arabic speaking countries in the middle east by population, income, or percentage of Muslims, for example. To find this compact information in an almanac would cost you hours. Or filter for "EU" and sort by and compare population, area, or purchasing power per capita. You learn to differentiate between countries in a specific area and understand connections. An almanac doesn't reveal such general perspectives, 12-Lookup does. You'll find yourself using it every day to verify numbers, look things up, or learn something new.


Find Important Data

12-Lookup was designed to be useful in almost all situations. For that to accomplish it had to provide a large pile of information to be interesting, but not too much information to be confusing. If you want to drive a nail into a wall you don't want to use a sledgehammer. 12-Lookup contains a lot of important data, and only important data, about our world. "Enough but reasonable" is its major strength. So you will find the numbers and data you need in less time than you would need when searching in a book or on the Internet. The interesting facts provided are going to make you curious to learn more about history and geography. 12-Lookup has an inherent educational value and is fun to use!


Usage Summary

    - Click on Header
    - Press CTRL+S in any edit field
Scroll up and down:
    - Of course you may use the scroll bar
    - Press Up/Down arrows: scroll one line (also in edit fields)
    - Press Prev/Next: scroll one page (also in edit fields)
    - Press Home/End to scroll to the top/bottom
Search or Filter:
    - Choose Select or Filter, then enter text to find matching rows
    - To clear all fields click Erase or press Alt+E
    - Right-click on a row in the table
    - Double-click on a row in the table
    - Press CTRL+INS or CTRL+C when the table is active
    - Click on the Copy button
Move between tabs:
    - CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: next/previous tab
    - CTRL+NEXT/CTRL+PREV: next/previous tab
Shortcuts for Unit Converter:
    - UP/DOWN: change unit
    - PREV/NEXT: change category


Where should I start?

12-Lookup offers many features for easy and fast handling, for example by using standard key combinations. For example, while you are typing text in the search fields at the top, you may still press UP or DOWN to scroll the contents of the table. 12-Lookup tables are custom made to be fast: no matter whether you sort 30,000 entries, arrange, filter, or scroll, response is immediate.

Note that you may size 12-Lookup's window by dragging any of the borders with the mouse. Column width is adjusted automatically.

Use the Header

The most helpful tools are probably the table headers. Click on a header to sort by column. Click a second time for reverse sort. You may also drag the divider (the line between two columns) to change the column width. To have the optimum width of a column, double-click on the divider.

Auto-Fit Columns

Auto-fit one column quickly by double-clicking the divider. To arrange all columns at once click the button AutoFit. (Note, that in the Translations tab this will divide space evenly between columns. In all other tabs the relation between columns is preserved.)

Choose between Search or Filter

Rows that match your search criteria can be either selected or filtered. Selecting keeps all rows in the table and highlight matching rows. Filtering shows only rows that match your search criteria and hide others. Search criteria are cumulative. When you enter two criteria, for example "EU" as Region and "15000" for GNI, only those European countries are displayed that have a GNI of more than $15,000. To remove all search criteria at once click the Eraser button or press Alt+E.

Copy a Row

To copy the contents of a complete row either right-click or double-click it. If a row is selected you may also click on the Copy button, or press CTRL+C or CTRL+INS.

Shortcut Keys

Some people use them all the time, others hate them: For operations that you use very often memorizing a shortcut key can save you a lot of time.

CTRL+S in any edit field: sort by that column
ALT+E clear all edit fields
ALT+A AutoFit all columns
UP/DOWN scroll one line (also in edit fields, Unit Converter: change unit)
PREV / NEXT scroll one page (also in edit fields, Unit Converter: change category)
HOME / END to scroll to the top/bottom
CTRL+C or CTRL+INS copy selected row
ESC minimize 12-Lookup to the tray (area in the taskbar beside the clock)

Shortcuts in the Unit Converter tab:
UP / DOWN change unit
PREV / NEXT change category


Zip and Area Codes not available?

If you installed 12-Lookup with the update package the data file for zip and area codes may not be installed. The complete module, however, with zip and area codes, county, and population data for 30,000 U.S. cities is available for download, free of charge. Just click on one of the links in the Zip and Area Codes tab. When asked to save the file please select your 12Ghosts installation folder, usually C:\Program Files\12Ghosts.


International Tab

Region AF=Africa, AM=America, AS=Asia, EU=Europe, SC=South Central. For territories this is the related country. Internet top-level domains are listed as well as former country codes. Some areas and satellite systems have their own international calling codes.
ISO ISO 3166-1-Alpha-2 code elements. International standard two letter abbreviation. These are the same two letters used for Internet country codes, for example .uk for United Kingdom.
Country Official short names in English as given in ISO 3166-1.
Phone International Country Calling Code, that is, what you need to dial if call there.
IDD Prefix for International Direct Dialing, needed to dial a call FROM the country listed to another country.
NDD National Direct Dialing access code used to make a call WITHIN that country from one city to another
GNI PPP Gross national income in purchasing power parity divided by mid-year population, or GNI PPP Per Capita, 1999, in US$. Published in the annual World Bank Atlas. See next paragraph for explanation.
Pop/sqm    Population Per Square Mile


PPP or "What Does a Dollar Buy?"

A good way of comparing welfare of people is by looking at the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita (formerly called Gross National Product, or GNP, by the World Bank). The number you find here is adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP), free of price and exchange rate distortions that occur when GNI is converted using market exchange rates.

GNI is the total value of all goods and services produced within a country plus net income earned abroad by nationals. GNI PPP refers to gross national income converted to "international" dollars using a purchasing power parity conversion factor. International dollars indicate the amount of goods or services one could buy in the United States with a given amount of money.

GNI data should not be confused with "per capita income," or personal money income earned through employment or other means. GNI does not necessarily reflect the amount of money that people have to spend because some of this income is paid in taxes or otherwise unavailable.


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