[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.rs
Wed Jun 23 05:40:00 UTC 2010

On 06/22/2010 08:07 PM, Magnus Manske wrote:
>>> I would consider this state as a poor reflection on Commons' accessibility.
>> Especially as Google image search (imho, the likeliest avenue of searching
>> for images) gives 130 000 pictures of horses on Commons if searched in
>> English, zero if searched in Estonian ("hobu"), and while it gives 160 000
>> results for a Hungarian search ("ló") on the first page only one of it is an
>> image that resembles a horse.
> Here's a thought: Enter "hobu" into translate.google.com, leave
> "source language" on automatic and target on "English", and it will
> happily translate it into "horse". Could we offer a "translation" link
> in search? As in, "translate my query into English and try again"? I'm
> sure we can come to an arrangement with Google (or someone else).

I already made something similar: http://toolserver.org/~nikola/mis.php

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