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    Smells Like Teen Spirit Invisible Snake's Avatar
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    Translating app.?

    It would be great if an app. can be added/incorporated to the forum that translated posts to different languages.

    I've noticed we have forum members from different parts of the world and can't help but feel they may be reluctant to post because they are not fluent in English. While the majority of them know basic English, I feel they would contribute a lot more if they read posts in their native language and were able to post in the same manner.

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    Re: Translating app.?

    Good idea.
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    Re: Translating app.?

    Google Translate is available for Chrome as an app.
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    Re: Translating app.?

    I have found that most translating software is inaccurate and sometimes too literal, meaning that in many languages, nouns, verbs and adjectives are located in different parts of the sentence, so the software will produce translations that may not make sense to one person or the other.

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    Re: Translating app.?

    There are also smart phone apps but they have problems, as stated above.
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    Re: Translating app.?

    even the difference between UK and USA English dialects can create confusion with many people.

    South American Spanish is not the same as the dialect spoken in Spain, Portuguese differs between Brasil and Portugal, and South African (Boer) Dutch is different than dialects spoken in the Netherlands. The list goes on.

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    Re: Translating app.?

    Quote Originally Posted by infernalis View Post
    I have found that most translating software is inaccurate and sometimes too literal, meaning that in many languages, nouns, verbs and adjectives are located in different parts of the sentence, so the software will produce translations that may not make sense to one person or the other.
    Most of the time you still get a pretty good idea.

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    Re: Translating app.?

    Quote Originally Posted by infernalis View Post
    South African (Boer) Dutch is different than dialects spoken in the Netherlands. The list goes on.
    Afrikaans? A mix of over half a dozen languages but 9/10 Dutch.

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    Re: Translating app.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan-A View Post
    Most of the time you still get a pretty good idea.
    Yes, a lot better of an idea than trying to decipher an unknown language all by yourself.

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    Re: Translating app.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan-A View Post
    Afrikaans? A mix of over half a dozen languages but 9/10 Dutch.
    Yes, Afrikaans. quite disturbing what is happening to those people.

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