Is there an on-line resource for translating foreign languages?
This question was answered on June 8, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Anyone that frequents the AltaVista search engine may have noticed an option to translate a foreign site when one appears in the search results A program called "Babel Fish" is behind this technolgy and is available as a stand alone web interface You can type anything into the interface (up to about forty sentences at a time) or type in any web address to be translated It's a great way to read foreign newspapers, websites or anything!
Here are the current languages that it supports:
English to French
English to German
English to Italian
English to Portuguese
English to Spanish
French to English
German to English
Italian to English
Portuguese to English
Russian to English
Spanish to English
French to German
German to French
So if you ever wondered how to say:
"Who is more macho, me or Richardo Montalban" in Spanish
(It's "Quién es más macho, yo o Ricardo Montalban?") go to:
<a href="http://world.altavista.com/"><font color="#003399">http://world.altavista.com/</font></a>
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on June 8, 2000