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Articles of Swedish news cut

And pasted with Google translations

Hisingen
post 3.Mar.2013, 04:44 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

Having struggled to read the translations of some of the articles posted, I reckon that those posting ought to attempt to read the translations themselves first before posting what Google mucks up.
Having spent many years translating from Swedish into English I am more than familiar with the pitfalls, and with Google trying what appears to be a word-for-word translation, it is far from efficient, and more often than not makes a complete mockery of the original text.

Foreign guest in a Norwegian café: "What is gløgg?"
Waiter: "It's red wine with Russians in it."

OK - not googled, but . ...
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byke
post 3.Mar.2013, 04:52 PM
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Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

Well obviously articles could be pasted up directly with thread titles using that as used in the article itself. But offering the translation via service such as google translate in the link also allows non Swedish speakers to try and get the jist of the story. But I dont think it would do much for English factor of this being an English speaking forum.
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Johno
post 3.Mar.2013, 04:53 PM
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Joined: 23.Jul.2008

Google translate's only use imho is to run a long text to translate through it to paste then as a first draft to tidy up. But some of its errors are mind bogglingly bad and very misleading if you cant do a translation for yourself. But if this is aimed at "Anonymous", he has already reserved his right to post his "interesting" news articles as often as he pleases.

Parallel posts. Clearly its a public service being carried out. Misguidedly.
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byke
post 3.Mar.2013, 05:29 PM
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Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

I will tell you what I will do.

I will try and contact the local and see if I can get to submit the stories of interest for use on the front page instead. That way if it is possible it wont clog up the forum as some claim. And at the same time the main headlines relating to news in Sweden can filter down to English speakers.
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John.Smith
post 3.Mar.2013, 05:31 PM
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Location: Sweden
Joined: 12.Sep.2011

Most excellent idea.
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Hisingen
post 3.Mar.2013, 06:59 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

Sounds like a good idea, Byke, that way you will get rid of the Russians in the red wine.
Google translations are certainly not meant to be taken seriously, since as said previously, some of the results are truly mind-boggling. They are truly proof that it requires a person with a good knowledge of both languages to produce a reasonable translation.

Your idea of working to get your comments on Page 1 could result in a more positive view - as long as you do try to look at both sides of the coin i.e.both positive and negative, since we are all agreed that nothing is perfect. But simply producing the negatives is not good for anyone's PR.
Look forward to crossing swords again in the future, and to hopefully dishing out a few credits, too.
As per the phrase - - On yer byke, Byke.

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