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Mr. O
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Google Translator

Post by Mr. O » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:51 pm

Hi,
Google just came out with a translator, at least as far as I can tell. I was wondering how well it works with English to Finnish. I tried to translate as many coolbasic pages as possible. There are a few problems where the translator doesnt translate a word and just puts it on the page. It works well enough for me to get what people are saying. If this translates to anything terrible please tell me, and please forgive anything the translator translates in a bad way. I pulled this off an email that was auto sent to me because I forgot my password. Here is the English first then what google translated it to.

You are receiving this notification because you have (or someone pretending
to be you has) requested a new password be sent for your account on
"CoolBasic Forums". If you did not request this notification then please
ignore it, if you keep receiving it please contact the board administrator.

To use the new password you need to activate it. To do this click the link
provided below.

Now the attempt at the translation

Saat tämän ilmoituksen, koska sinulla on (tai joku teeskentely
on sinulla on) pyytänyt uusi salasana lähetetään tilillesi
"CoolBasic Forums". Jos et ole hakenut tätä ilmoitusta sitten ota
välittämättä siitä, jos saat sen ota yhteyttä ylläpitäjiin.

Voit käyttää uutta salasanaa sinun täytyy aktivoida se. Voit tehdä tämän napsauttamalla linkkiä
alla.

Just wondering how well it works.
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Re: Google Translator

Post by Pettis » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:03 pm

Most of the translated text is very poor Finnish. It is understandable with the original text but out of context it would be little confusing or hard to understand. Few of the sentences are well translated though. I still would not recommend using it because Finnish and English are two completely different languages. Google translator might work better with Swedish or German because they have same kind of structure in sentences.
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Re: Google Translator

Post by Awaclus » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:07 pm

Well, the translation is terrible, but understandable. I'll try to translate the translation back to English (as far as you can translate mistakes from a finno-ugric language to a german language).
You recieve this notification, because you own (or someone pretending* is you own) requested new password will be sent to your account "CoolBasic Forums". If you haven't request this notification then take not to care about it, if you get it contact the administrators.

You can use the new password you need to activate it. You can do this by clicking the link below.
* = The noun way, not the verb way

Got sarnath'd by Pettis a little, but I think this post can be useful.
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Re: Google Translator

Post by Mr. O » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:10 pm

I tried to translate the text back to English and it sends back exactly what I put into it. I guess, real surprise, that the translator is meant to translate things to English, not the other way around. Translation software is not what it should be yet. I want to help with the project by as I don't understand Finnish I cant help with the project. I like the coolbasic language. It is easy to use and want to help with the next generation compiler. At the very least I know how well the translator works.
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Re: Google Translator

Post by Zero » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:33 am

To give you an idea about the quality of the translation, the original text:
You are receiving this notification because you have (or someone pretending
to be you has) requested a new password be sent for your account on
"CoolBasic Forums". If you did not request this notification then please
ignore it, if you keep receiving it please contact the board administrator.

To use the new password you need to activate it. To do this click the link
provided below.
... roughly translated into something like this:
You get this notification because you have (or someone pretension
has you have) requested a new password will be sent to your account
"CoolBasic Forums". If you have not requested this notification then please
take ignore about it, if you get it contact administrators.

You can use the new password you must activate it. You can do this by clicking the link
below.
As you can see, it's far from being grammatically correct, but the general message, I think, delivers.

The finnish people generally understand English quite well so I think the message could be better delivered if presented in its original form.
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