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I am interested in reading Euler's works.

The Euler Archive contains some translated works but not all of them. I am just checking here to see if anyone know a complete translation of all of Euler's works.

Preferably in HTML format.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't know about all of his works, but his functions get translated all the time! ... ah, such a pun-tastic question :-) $\endgroup$
    – einpoklum
    May 31, 2023 at 21:21
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    – Hisham
    May 31, 2023 at 22:54
  • $\begingroup$ Well, those works, you know... it can't be easy to fully translate something of that scale. $\endgroup$
    – einpoklum
    May 31, 2023 at 23:00
  • $\begingroup$ @einpoklum At the time of writing that question I did not realise Euler authored so much. I nearly went blind like euler just scanning through the full enestrom index. I see now why the opera omnia exists. $\endgroup$
    – Hisham
    Jun 1, 2023 at 1:17
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think so. I seem to remember looking for his paper on the seven bridges of Koenigsberg and I can only find it in Latin. I also noticed that the journal Euleriana accepts translations of articles with commentary if anyone is interested in translating more. $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2023 at 9:23

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No, not all. I don't think that they are even all published in the original language. There is an ongoing project of translating Euler's mathematical work (only mathematical) Euler archive and you can see there which works are translated.

But if you want to read Euler in English, enough of his papers are already translated in this project to keep you busy for years.

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  • $\begingroup$ "I don't think that they are even all published in the original" . Damn. Do you know where I can find a comprehensive list of euler's works? $\endgroup$
    – Hisham
    May 30, 2023 at 17:46
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    $\begingroup$ @Maalik The publication of Euler's works (Opera Omnia, comprising 81 volumes in four series) by the Swiss Euler Commission just wrapped up. This commission commenced work in 1909! From what I understand, some of Euler's correspondence was omitted, but there is work ongoing to make it accessible in digital form. $\endgroup$
    – njuffa
    May 31, 2023 at 3:03
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    $\begingroup$ @Maalik Euler's works are cataloged and enumerated in the Eneström Index, created by the Swedish mathematician Gustav Eneström between 1910 and 1913. The Index may be seen here. A scan of Eneström's original publication "Verzeichnis der Schriften Leonhard Eulers" from 1910 is available at the Internet Archive $\endgroup$
    – njuffa
    May 31, 2023 at 3:12
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    $\begingroup$ Most of Euler's work (in volume) are non-mathematical. Mainly mathematical works are translated. One exception is his "Letters to a German princess" which are translated to several languages. $\endgroup$ May 31, 2023 at 6:03
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    $\begingroup$ @Maalik A lot of Euler's work is in the domain of pure mathematics but uses proofs that are now considered to be non-rigorous (even if you interpret the meaning of his notation generously). As an example, see his proof of the divergence of the sum of the reciprocals of the primes: Euler, Leonhard (1737). "Variae observationes circa series infinitas" [Various observations concerning infinite series]. Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Petropolitanae. 9: 160–188. $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2023 at 9:31
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If you are interested in reading Euler in English translation, you should take a look at Ian Bruce's excellent web site https://www.17centurymaths.com. His project involves the translation of mathematical works of the 17th and 18th century from Latin to English, and many of Euler's works are available. Bruce's work is a great contribution to the mathematics community.

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  • $\begingroup$ thanks i have already downloaded and assembled everything ian bruce has translated. i agree, he has done an excellent job the only thing i wish he had not done was combine the latin and english together in the same document. It would have been better to separate them into two documents $\endgroup$
    – Hisham
    Jun 1, 2023 at 23:59
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There are now 128 volumes in Euler's opera in the German central catalog of libraries here.

There is no hope to get the formula digitized in the current state of mathematical OCR. There is some hope that the Chinese can do it. They have an excellent tradition and workforce in copying glyphs.

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  • $\begingroup$ I really hope you meant 27 volumes. Anyway, are these volumes . . O compilations of various enestrom numbers by gustav ? And do they compile all of them $\endgroup$
    – Hisham
    May 31, 2023 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Hisham If you follow the link, you'll see that it's exactly 2⁷ (= 128) volumes. $\endgroup$
    – gidds
    May 31, 2023 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ I had the same thought as @Hisham, but I somehow was of the opinion that $2^7$ was some absurdly large number, whereas $128$ seems quite reasonable... $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2023 at 9:09
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Some new translations (mostly into German but also into English) can be found on the website of the Euler Kreis Mainz.

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