User Beware – Translate Server Error
Posted by kenhoward on August 4, 2008
Thanks to my good friends at Schlumberger, I had the tremendous opportunity to do some work in Beijing around five years ago.
Recently with all the visitors expected for the Olympics, there has been a mad dash to translate signs to attract commerce from visitors. So where to the translations come from? Maybe from an English-Chinese/Chinese-English dictionary…maybe from a bilingual friend or family member…or maybe from an online translation website such as Babelfish. I must admit that if I used an online tool to generate Chinese characters from my English phrase, I would probably accept the translation it provides me as accurate. Therefore, the reverse must also be true.