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Author:  penguinmedic [ 2003-12-02 07:17:42 ]
Post subject:  Language Translation

I see that the newest version has added language support. Does anyone know if this support includes any type of language translation?

Author:  MacSailor [ 2003-12-03 10:13:32 ]
Post subject:  Re: Language Translation

penguinmedic wrote:
I see that the newest version has added language support. Does anyone know if this support includes any type of language translation?


Not as far as I know.

Author:  rmark [ 2003-12-04 10:43:45 ]
Post subject:  Language Translation

Peter,

Nisus Writer Express does not support language translation.


What you ask for is not quite technically possible. Machine translation, though much progress has been made, is still very primitive. It remains near the state it was in the late '50s or early '60s when the CIA (I am told) tested it with the following phrase which started as a standard American idiom, was translated into Russian and then back to English:

The winner gets the garbage.

What was the original American idiom?

Author:  MacSailor [ 2003-12-04 14:15:46 ]
Post subject:  Re: Language Translation

rmark wrote:
Peter,

Nisus Writer Express does not support language translation.


I did not ask for it. It was penguinmedic who asked for it. I tried to asnwer penguinmedic question and said that I did not think it was possible, as far as I knew. 8)

Author:  rmark [ 2003-12-05 09:26:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: Language Translation

Peter (penguinmedic and others),

I apologize for the mistaken identity.

Does anyone have a solution to the translation problem?

Author:  MacSailor [ 2003-12-05 11:35:30 ]
Post subject:  Re: Language Translation

rmark wrote:
Peter (penguinmedic and others),

I apologize for the mistaken identity.

Does anyone have a solution to the translation problem?


No hard feelings. :D

No idea what was the original American idiom. :? Could it be, the winner takes it all?

Author:  rmark [ 2003-12-05 12:15:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Language Translation

Peter, et. al.,

No.

I'll post the correct translation in a week (unless someone figures it out in the meantime).

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