Re: Is localisation obligatory?

Subject: Re: Is localisation obligatory?
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:48:20 -0400

Additionally, one can side-step the matter by providing a poor translation as a stop-gap measure. (Google Translate is remarkable good on occasion.) It then becomes the responsibility of the target country to show that the translation is not up to the needed quality. We've seen it for decades in the amusing translations from "foreign" into English, e.g.:

http://www.poee.org/living/GetPage.aspx?ID=191

Perhaps the most amusing translations are the ones legally required but into the wrong language. A Chinese restaurant has a sign in Spanish (apparently required by law or regulation) saying that employees are required to wash their hands. Canadian items for Hispanic markets are presented in English and French. Ne peut pas les Canadiens de trouver quelqu'un qui parle espagnol? (Traduction fournie par Google.)

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References:
Is localisation obligatory?: From: David Harrison
Re: Is localisation obligatory?: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Is localisation obligatory?: From: David Harrison
Re: Is localisation obligatory?: From: yehoshua paul

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