in reply to O Perl Monks é um bom lugar para obter respostas para sua lição de casa? (now sitefaqlet)

... should there be a spanish / german / french version of perlmonks? could this be accomplished via a translator program? (just not used to seeing spanish (?) on a primarily english web site.)

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Zak
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate - mysql's philosphy
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Please don't use translation programs to "port" Perl Monks to other languages
by monsieur_champs (Curate) on Jul 18, 2003 at 13:43 UTC

    Dear Zak
    I don't think that you should use a translation program to translate Perl Monks articles to other languages. I never see a translation program that worts a penny until today. I think that you shall translate and rewrite articles by hand, using your mother tongue and a second language that you know. If you only know english, please use your skills helping a translator to understand language expressions. This is as important as translating because ensures that translations are exact.

    Thank you very much for your interest.
    and may the gods bless you.
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    monsieur_champs

      Yes, I agree that a native translation is the best. The reason why I brought it up, was because other nodes a while ago about non-english native speakers programming in perl, and I was woundering if a seperate section for each language with a pointer to translated and automatically translated text would be valuable to other native speakers. (For instance, I would not have know what the topic of the node was, unless I read the english version that you linked off of the page, but I could have gotten the gest (probbably) from an automatically translated page.) I realize the 'pure technical' pages may not be translated correctly, but the meditcations could possibly be reasonablly done.
      I appreciate your efforts to translate material and hope you have a good day in Brazil.
      Zak

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      Zak
      Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate - mysql's philosphy
Re: Re: O Perl Monks é um bom lugar para obter respostas para sua lição de casa?
by BMaximus (Chaplain) on Jul 20, 2003 at 01:41 UTC
    I haven't seen a translation program work the way it should yet. Just take a look at the way babelfish works. 90% of the time you can't understand the English translation of the article or it looks like a Borkefied translation.

    BMaximus