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Old 2003-08-13, 16:17
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Re: OT: Forget Altavista's Babelfish... try this for a laugh

I have tried several of the online translators when dealing with people from Russia and China. My experience is that they all pretty much suck.
I have found only one thus far that does a fairly accurate job and doesn't leave my Chinese girlfriend on the floor laughing.
Machine translation at this point is useless. I would say another 5 or 10 years of hardware/software development would be needed before it becomes sophisticated enough be really worthwhile.
Did you see the prices they charge? OUCH!
cheers.