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Is there a program?

English text on a web page to Spanish or French ?



3:25 am on Sep 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Is their a program that will convert English text on a web page to Spanish or French by just loading your Page in to it?


3:35 am on Sept 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi mychoice, welcome to WebmasterWorld!

You could use Babelfish at Altavista. Just look for the little fish icon at the AltaVista site. There are several commercial products around although I have not used any myself.

Also I would strongly suggest you check out the European Forum [webmasterworld.com] where there is a lot of discussion going on at the moment about translations.


4:46 am on Sept 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I am in San Diego which is next to Mexico. I have been able to translate many english documents for people who speak spanish. Sometimes with very humorous results.

Did you know Fox translates into Zorro in spanish. Makes for funny translations of information about the President of Mexico. Mexico also has movies about a hero called Zorro. While the machine is logicaly correct without human understanding the translation is incorrect.

And aways translate back to the origonal as a clue to see where the small differences of word usages becomes a big difference in meaning (although as noted it may not translate back incorrectly).