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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Crazy idea: Use Google to translate website
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:33:46 GMT
Am 07/02/2012 10:52 AM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> Rob Weir wrote:
>> Google is now enabling the suggested
>> translations to go back to the website owner for review and approval.
>> They've also added site-specific glossary support ...
>> So this is getting interesting.
>
> In itself this would be an interesting idea, but I wouldn't adopt it
> since it has high chances of backfiring.
>
> Machine-quality translations are widely regarded as an indicator of scam
> e-mails/sites and we definitely don't want that users suspect that the
> official site is just yet another more or less legitimate site offering
> OpenOffice for download. So this approach would probably scare more
> users away than those it can attract by "crowdsourcing" the site
> localization.

I also don't like to read texts that are clearly translated 
automatically. Even with all the today's technology they are still to 
bad translated to feel comfortable to read through it. And the argument 
from Andrea is concerning me, too.

However, the idea from Donald looks promising.

Marcus

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