Saturday, July 10, 2010

On the use of on-linetranslators...

Those who bother to read the comments on my posts will have seen my attempts at translating to and from Chinese, and Eugene's very helpful comments to that end.

Today's news brings a charming little tale of the dangers of using another of Google's free facilities.

The lesson - don't use Googles voice-generated subtitles unless you have an American accent. It is obvious from the Jonkey's experience that it has as much difficulty translating the Kiwi intonation into sub-titles as Babelfish has translating from written English to Chinese.

1 comment:

吳婷婷 said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩..................................................................