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Thread poster: Gitte Gifford
Gitte Gifford
Local time: 21:06
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Apr 29, 2002

Which language is this?

sample: \"- regulace intenzity zablesku ve svetelnych brylich a hlasitosti ve s-

luchatkach

- moznost prihrani dalsich az 25 uzivatelskych programu do pameti

pristroje prostrednictvim PC sady

- moznost manualniho rezimu, ve kterem

se daji odzkouset parametry jednotlivych funkci (vyber nekolika druhu zvuku,

faze, delky programu) \"



TIA



[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-05-17 11:16 ]


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Zenny Sadlon
Local time: 14:06
English to Czech
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IT IS CZECH May 2, 2002

Apparently language from a manual for some electronic gadget ...

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 21:06
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Seems to be Czech May 2, 2002

or Slovak or even something from former Yugoslavia, I\'m not sure. Try to ask a Czech colleague on ProZ, perhaps she/he knows



Kind regards

J. Czopik


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xxxivw
English to Hungarian
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Czech. May 2, 2002

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On 2002-04-29 19:15, Hedda wrote:

Which language is this?

sample: \"- regulace intenzity zablesku ve svetelnych brylich a hlasitosti ve s-

luchatkach - moznost prihrani dalsich az 25 uzivatelskych programu do pameti

pristroje prostrednictvim PC sady

- moznost manualniho rezimu, ve kterem

se daji odzkouset parametry jednotlivych funkci (vyber nekolika druhu zvuku,

faze, delky programu)\"



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Irina Ivanova
Local time: 15:06
Russian to English
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100% CZECH without diacritics May 17, 2002

Whoever wrote the text left out the diacritics as they sometimes can cause problems (in emails, etc.) and make the text illegible.

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edsapir
Portuguese to English
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Online Language Identification Tools May 23, 2002

Hi,



There are a few statistical tools online that are useful for trying to figure out what language a given text is in.



Here\'s a pretty good one, which handles 70 languages:



http://odur.let.rug.nl/~vannoord/TextCat/Demo/



However, it does depend on character sets, so the fact that this Czech passage was written without accents resulted in misidentifying the language as Slovak.



Caveat surfer.



I have the beginnings of a page of links to such resources on my wiki, at



http://www.fieldmethods.net/wiki/index.php/LanguageIdentification



Cheers,

Pat


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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 21:06
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English to Hungarian
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definitely Czech May 24, 2002

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Whoever wrote the text left out the diacritics as they sometimes can cause problems (in emails, etc.) and make the text illegible.



Yes, the diacritics are missing, but I would not say that text is illegible. I (non-native speaker) understand without any difficulties. The same thing often happens with Hungarian. Hungarian uses roughly the same amount of diacritics as CZech. EVen without diacritics, the text is legible (well, if you are used to reading such texts, that is.)

Back to the original question: it is definitely Czech (and not Slovak, and even less so Serbo-Croatian)

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