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Re: Changing the language of gnus menu entries


From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Changing the language of gnus menu entries
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:22:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> >> Well, the translation sucks. :-) Word order is so messed up that it's
>> >> often difficult to make heads or tails of a sentence...
>> >
>> > Often, or sometimes?  Difficult, perhaps, but not always impossible,
>> > unlike the case for someone who does not understand the source language.
>> 
>> Well, *I* would not have been able to understand enough to learn Emacs
>> basics from it.
>
> Even if your only alternative were in a language you could not read at all?
> Thai?
>
> I'm guessing you're thinking that your alternative is reading English, which
> you happen to understand well.  Put yourself in the place of someone who
> does not know English well.  That's the use case this is for.

I think sooner or later we, as humans, need to shed this multiple
language ball and chain we have tied around our necks.  But that's just
my opinion.  Using Emacs to achieve this goal isn't my objective.

I did notice this:

http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/TextTranslator

Which allows for an Emacs user to get pretty easy access to machine
translation, (which might get better over time).  So, despite not being
automatic, there is an existing interface to translation.

Sorry, not following this thread closely.  If this was already
mentioned, check with Emily Litella.

-- 
Dan Espen


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