[Foundation-l] Google Translate now assists with human translations of Wikipedia articles

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Wed Jun 10 18:05:36 UTC 2009

> Sometimes cities are "translated" - "Koper" was translated to English
> from Slovene as "Chicago" and "Kranj" as "Miami"... of course Kranj is
> 100km inland and Miami is largely beachfront and the opposite with
> Chicago and Koper.
> "Ljubljana" was translated to English in earlier phases of the
> software as "rape"... In Italian to English, "L'Italia" became
> "Canada"; in Tagalog to English, "Pilipinas" became "Japan" - when
> they first debuted the Tagalog language capability, I tested it with
> the tl.wp article on Manila which informed me that Manila is the
> capital of Japan...
> Mark

I have got Нови Трг (Novy Trg) as New York from Bulgarian. Looks like a
systematic error.


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