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>While the translation memory people do have a point that not all
translation >software is bad, the original poster was asking for a software
program that >will translate entire sentences into a number of "popular"
languages. <snip> >As far as I know, there are no programs that will
translate entire sentences >reliably (i.e. without needing to be reviewed
and edited by a native speaker). >So why waste the money on such a software
program when you're going to need a >native speaker to review and possibly
spend a large amount of time fixing the >document anyway?
Using Alta-Vista's Babel Fish, I can even translate Jabberwocky... <g>
Why do you want to spend money on a software program that will translate
entire sentences into several languages such as French, German, and Italian?
You will need to hire a native speaker of those languages to review and edit
Pourquoi voulez-vous despenser l'argent en un programme de logiciel qui
traduira des phrases entieres en plusieurs langages tels que francais,
allemand, et Italien? Vous devrez louer un naturel de ces langages a la
revue et editer les resultats.
Why do you want to spend the money in a program of software which will
translate whole sentences into several languages such as French, German, and
Italian? You will have to rent a naturalness of these
languages to the review and to publish the results.
(English, using "translator" instead of "native speaker")
However, providing the original text is written in a formal, grammatically
correct style, you will find that a translation program will save your
translator's time, and the translation will cost you less money.
Cependant, fournissant le texte initial est ecrit dans un modele formel et
grammaticalement correct, vous constaterez qu'un programme de traduction
sauvegardera le temps de votre traducteur, et la traduction vous coutera
However, providing the initial text is written in a formal model and
grammatically correct, you will note that a translating program will back up
the time of your translator, and the translation will cost you less money.
Try it. It's free. (English to German)
Versuchen Sie es. Es ist frei. (German to French)
Essayez-le. Il est libre. (French to English)
Test it. It is free.
Technical Writer, Compaq, UK
Unless stated otherwise, these opinions are mine, and mine alone.
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