hi searching for good auto translation tool
Thread poster: jone

jone
English
Feb 3, 2005

Sorry for my english
When i translate my application from US to UK English I often find difficult. And I am fed up with manual translation can anyone from you has used a translation tool to translate your data to these languages. Please help me.


 

nordiste  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:39
English to French
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try to switch the langage settings in Word : English UK or English US Feb 3, 2005

I'm not sure to understand your question.
If it's a matter of spelling you can switch from English UK to English US in MS Word ; it will change some spelling choices : "colour" becomes "color" for instance.
For different choices of words (like "CV" or "resumé") I'm afraid you have to make the change yourself.


 

Peter Linton  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:39
Member (2002)
Swedish to English
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Harder than it seems Feb 4, 2005

I'm not sure I understand your question either.

The previous answer had good advice about spelling. But there's much more to translating US English to UK English than spelling. I have been doing quite a lot recently, and many other aspects come into it - vocabulary, punctuation, terminology, cultural stumbling-blocks, slang, saying, special expressions, words that are fine in one language but obscene in the other.

Sometimes it's very minor things - when Americans give an address, they usually end up with a zip code and 2-letter state abbreviation - they leave out "USA". Sometimes it's major - words with very different meanings.

Basically therefore, there is not, and cannot be, a good translation tool from US English to UK English. That is my hap'orth, I mean my 2 cents worth.


 


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