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Old 10th April 2006, 09:27 PM
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IDN Translators - Need Help!

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What is the best translator, that you guys use? I've been using Alta Vista Babel Fish and was told it can be very inacuate? Please respond - newbie here!!

Much thanks............Mike
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Old 10th April 2006, 10:19 PM
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Lightbulb Re: IDN Translators - Need Help!

You will get all sorts of replies to this, depending on the language, I guess everyone has their favourite online translator.

I usually hire a native speaker to do a spot of translating.
The "gem's" are getting rarer out there now for single dictionary words, and I imagine the focus is shifting to compound words now.

You'll find that online dictionaries can't do compound words very well (if at all) - and in some languages the shape and form of the two words change when you push them together.

If I knew back when I started what I do now, I would go straight out and get a human being to do it. Hiring a native speaker for a couple of hours is not as expensive as you might think - just spend some time researching the culture of the country/language first, and compile a list of words/phrases to be translated.

Good luck!
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