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Re: It's good.

by perl.j (Pilgrim)
on Jul 25, 2011 at 00:23 UTC ( #916457=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to It's good.

Well, first off, it would be nice to know what language you do speak well. Second of all, any books that you find online, such as Beginning Perl, can be translated into most languages (if you use Google Chrome).
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Re^2: It's good.
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jul 25, 2011 at 09:47 UTC

    As much as I admire the amount of work that was put into the translation service I would not recommend trying to learn something from a result of an automated translation. It may look reasonable if translating between two languages that are very similar and it's better than nothing for other pairs as well, but English and Chinese cannot be considered similar and rough and often incorrect translation is not good enough for learning.

    From time to time I get (and notice) a spam that was translated from English or German to Czech by something like the Google translator. It can be understood, more or less, though knowing the original language helps a lot, but generally it's a good joke.

    Update: I tried to ask Google to translate the intro page of Beginning Perl and ... well, most of the page was understandable even if all sentences contained a few mistakes but near the end it completely reverted the meaning of one sentence. Not good for something you should learn from. And that was just the intro.

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