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Offline oberonqa

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Save TSL Translations needed
« on: March 08, 2010, 10:34:18 AM »
If anyone knows a second language, please shoot me a message.  I'd like to look into the possibility of translating the website and related materials (petition, Facebook Group, Myspace Page, etc) into other languages so our friends in the international community can participate in and become supporters of the movement.

In paticular, I'd like to get the website and related materials translated into the following languages:

-> Spanish
-> French
-> Italian
-> Russian
-> Chinese (Mandarin)
-> Japanese
-> German

Please shoot me a message either here on the forums or send me an email message at oberonqa@gmail.com

Thanks!
 
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Offline pj2elliot

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Re: Save TSL Translations needed
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 11:41:43 AM »
Wow, that's a lot.  I can try to work the Spanish angle, but I think we might have to resort to Google Translator.  I know it's not going to provide a perfect translation, but it might be the best way to go.  I know the stuff I've posted on foreign forums has been the product of Google Translator.  As long as you mention that "I'm sorry, my (insert language here) isn't very good), I think people will understand, especially if they're eager to help with the petitions.

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Re: Save TSL Translations needed
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 11:46:02 AM »
I would rather avoid using Google Translator.  A machine translation would only translate the words and wouldn't necessarily translate the meaning very well.  It's an option... but an option of last resort.
 
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Re: Save TSL Translations needed
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 01:06:44 PM »
I kiiiiind of know Italian.... kind of....
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