[LINK] Online web translations

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Sep 28 08:36:00 EST 2007


At 08:43 AM 26/09/2007, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>... http://www.olympicprague.net/olympic-history/ ... They are 
>pitching for the 2016 Olympics, but if this is the standard  of 
>their English translations, they've lost it ...

Olympic web pages are required to be in British English, not 
American, or Czech English. At least the web format used is 
reasonably accessible, even if the language is not. But the 
International Olympic Committee might have something to say about the 
bid's use of their logo.

Did you see the proposed mascot, the "Pouched marmot" 
<http://www.olympicprague.net/olympic-mascot/>. I thought this was a 
spoof, but according to their Lord Mayor: "One fifth of the marmots 
in the Czech Republic live in Prague" 
<http://www.abcprague.com/2007/03/16/pouched-marmot-as-a-mascot-of-possible-olympic-games-in-prague>. 
;-)

ps: By the way, the SOCOG web case on web accessibility keeps getting 
reported 
<http://good19453.blogspot.com/2007/09/bruce-maguire-versus-sydney-organising.html>.



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