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Important tip for translators who use Google Translate
« on: September 03, 2011, 12:52:39 pm »
For those of you who do translating using Google Translate to help you, there is one important aspect to consider.

If you just do a copy and paste, the translation is almost always wrong on important places. Google Translate is extremely poor on grammar. Many English words have multiple meanings, and Google translate seems to always pick the first available word it finds, despite of it often is wrong in many contexts.

To summarize: Google Translate is a tool to help translation, but you need to manually check the suggested translation and correct it. Do Not depend on it.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2011, 01:17:02 pm by geever »