[LINK] Say that again
lannet at lannet.com.au
Tue Nov 29 10:24:26 EST 2005
I went to a book launch at NLA last Thurs. It was a collection of
photographs and a narrative of Hedda Morrison's work in HK in '46-'47.
The author is Ed Stokes, an Australian living in HK. What was
interesting is that the entire narrative is presented in both English
and Chinese on each page. <sales pitch> BTW, the book is good coffee
table material, esp for anyone with any association with HK. </sales pitch>
Tom Worthington wrote:
> At 02:25 PM 11/28/2005, Antony Barry wrote:
>> Linkers ... I took the story at the above URL ... Used google
>> translation to spanish and then translated spanish to english ... I'd
>> say there is a LONG way to go. ...
> The results are not perfect, but as it is a choice between being able to
> read a poor machine translation, or not read something at all, I will
> choose the poor translation.
> When I get a mail message in another language or find a web page which
> might be useful, it isn't practical to send it off to someone to translate.
> The first time I showed a class of university students my web lecture
> notes translated on the fly into Chinese there was a collective intake
> of breath, as many in the room could read it
> That isn't to say there weren't some snickers and puzzled looks about
> the quality of the translation; but they could read it.
> Similarly being able to translate the interface for the Sahana disaster
> management system into other languages should be useful
> In 2003 I attended a symposium for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Web Site
> <http://www.tomw.net.au/2003/bws/research.html>. What presenters said
> was simultaneously translated but their slides were not. This made the
> presentations a bit hard to follow. At the time I thought it would be
> useful to have two screens with the presentation in two lanaguges.
> Web based slides translate as well. It would be possible for audience
> members with a wireless laptop or PDA to translate the slides themselves.
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