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More dangers of relying on machine translation

Posted on July 22nd, 2008

Translate server error

Yesterday my friend forwarded me this post about the dangers of relying on machine translation.

Apparently some poor Chinese translator typed the Chinese characters for “restaurants” into an online translation tool and mistook the error message of the translation server being temporarily unavailable to be the translation of what he input! And this translation made it to a large public sign.

All the more reason to check your important translations with a native speaker, or contact me for help!

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One Response to “More dangers of relying on machine translation”

  1. chinarut Says:
    January 4th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    ha – this is great – i can’t this got thru “QA” :D

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