--- Daniel Mayer <maveric149(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
--- Anthere <anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
That was perfect Mav :-)
Thanks - but all the credit should go to Google
translator (which does a great
job). Perhaps including a link to Google translator
or BableFish on non-English
posts will solve this problem. Then people can feel
more comfortable posting in
their native language and others will still be able
to understand them.
Or could put directly a google translation in the post
By the way,
was not there an old project aiming at
translation at least 2 years ago ?
Although the wiki is not available right now...
Machine translation has come a long way since that
idea was first put forward
for Wikipedia. We may want to look at the idea
again. A special:translate
function might be a nice tool to have - that way
humans would control the
process on an article by article basis (correcting
any errors that result).
If done correctly, the result should be no worse
than copyedited and
error-checked EB 1911-derived articles (many of
which are pretty good).
Hmmm, you know what would be great ?
You go to a polish article (for a change), one not
covered by your pedia. You click on a little link
"EditTranslate". Enter a new title for your new (own
language) article. A window open in your own
wikipedia, with the new title, containing
automatically the machine-translated text. Plus, you
have a handy tool bar, where you may enter some of the
words in original or new language and where you get
information from Wiktionary...translations if
possible, and definitions of this word. Upon time, I
am sure the capacity of wiktionary to define and
translate words will be quite good, and might be a
useful add-on to google translation (which are not
I am not sure I am clear here, but imho, there should
be at any time, on wikipedia, a sort of search box
where we could quickly enter a word of any wikipedia
article, a word we do not understand well, and get
immediately definition and translation in other
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