[sword-devel] using Google translate or machine translation

Matthew Patenaude mnglfiddle at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 19:09:55 MST 2010

> On 29/09/10 23:11, Caleb Maclennan wrote:
> > I love Google Translate and their various language tools, but let's
> > put the effort into finding local translators before throwing software
> > out there!
> Caleb, I agree and disagree at the same time.
> I am at this now for several years - a fair number of translations
> across the board in CrossWire in various languages are mine, inspired by
> me or mentored by me.
> There is an enormous power in a bad translation - it draws out guys who
> would never dream of doing something. Several translations we have and
> many many imporvements would never have come about if we had not
> presented a rough and ready "mock-up"
> With this in mind I am committing right now a google translated entire
> translation for Xiphos in Arabic. I am fed up to the core that we do not
> have an Arabic translation, I have tried to recruit translators for the
> language for 5 years and now I will make some people shame faced and
> steaming with anger when they see the poor translation. And - hopefully
> - next release we will have a nice one....
> Peter
> Hahaha. You know, I believe you may have a point there! :)

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