Translation Software

  cderekf 16:49 15 Jun 03

I live in France and am looking for accurate translation from French into English. I have tried Globalink "Language Assistant" but it leaves a lot to be desired. I know of Systran who produce software for 50 euros but would like any advice on this product or an alternative.

  DieSse 18:15 15 Jun 03

If you want an accurate tranlation, get a professional translator. Software, even the best and most expensive, only produces draft translations.

If you want rough and ready (and I mean rough!)tranlations of web pages, the Google toolbar does this at no cost

  spuds 21:08 15 Jun 03

To be really perfect in the translation, then it must be as DieSse as suggested.I use L&H Simply Translating [same as Globalink]which serves my purpose for simple documents.

A typical translating problem: 'European' Spanish v South American Spanish. Bit like a Cockney speaking to a Geodie(;o)That mistake cost my company mucho dinero, many years ago.

  wheelie 21:47 15 Jun 03

A free online translation service can be found if you click here

  -pops- 06:05 16 Jun 03

There is always Babelfish click here

Like the others, far from perfect but useful to translate into English and get the gist of whatever is being translated.


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