posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 09:48 PM
The Babelfish translator at Alta Vista isn't really all that good. From my own experience at trying to translate with German, French, etc...It's not
so bad that I can't at least get the "jist" of it. The biggest problem is that sentence structure doesn't translate well & there's always a
few words that don't correspond well when translated.
Babelfish only performs direct word-for-word translation, so there's always the chance that (proverbially speaking) something will get lost in the
translation. If the ATS Staff were to, for example, find programming that does full translation with other-language support, they'd still have the
problem of making it work in compatibility with the programming that this board uses.
Either way you look at it, there's not a lot of options available for providing language support & it would take a lot of work to implement it. But
there's a lot of other people around the world that can use some form of English anyway.
[edit on 1-11-2006 by MidnightDStroyer]