Off topic: Epic Fail translating Hebrew using Google Translate
Thread poster: Ty Kendall

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:29
Hebrew to English
Jun 18, 2012

If this isn't the most damning indictment of Google Translate ever, I don't know what is. Also shows how some idiots working in the media shouldn't be left alone with language (even GT can't be blamed for changing a Right-to-Left language into a Left-to-Right one - that's pure human ignorance helped along no doubt by a copy/paste misadventure).

episodes_ltr-hebrew_s02e03_headstone.jpg

As it stands on that headstone, the Hebrew appears to be complete gibberish, until you realise it's backwards, even after reversal, it's still dire to the point of laughable.

I just love how "dearly missed" gets mangled into "he was pickled at great expense".....

Their 'extensive' linguistic research is revealed:

episodes_ltr-hebrew_s02e03_google-translate.jpg

.....and people think GT is a viable alternative to human translation???

http://frgdr.com/blog/2012/05/31/jews-do-not-run-hollywood-the-proof/


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:29
Member (2006)
English to Russian
+ ...
Not GT’s fault Jun 19, 2012

it's backwards, even after reversal


This has nothing to do with Google Translate, it’s about the program they used to print out the translation.


 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:29
Hebrew to English
TOPIC STARTER
Never said it was Jun 19, 2012

esperantisto wrote:

it's backwards, even after reversal


This has nothing to do with Google Translate, it’s about the program they used to print out the translation.


I never claimed this was GT's fault. In fact, I let them off the hook for this one:

Ty Kendall wrote:
that's pure human ignorance helped along no doubt by a copy/paste misadventure


 

Gennady Lapardin  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 11:29
Italian to Russian
+ ...
Lost in clumsy (do-it-yourself) handling Jun 19, 2012



[Edited at 2012-06-19 12:03 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-06-19 12:26 GMT]


 

Evija Rimšāne  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 10:29
English to Latvian
~ Jun 19, 2012

Reminds me of the classic fail:

translate_server_error.jpg

Though it's not the same, not even close to, "honouring" a man lying six feet under with an almighty machine translation...

Sadly, many people on this planet still think a translator's prefession is a joke.


 


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