Translation Error

[Picture of Computer Generated sign displaying 'Translation Server Error']COMPUTERS ARE NOT PERFECT!

When it comes to translation (as we know only too well here “En Afghanistan“), a lot can go wrong, sometimes it is a surprising result, other times it is no result at all.  Click on the picture to enlarge.

One wonders how long it would take before someone who could understand English would notice the problem and alert the authorities to the problem!

Things are getting worse when we overly rely on Computers and the Internet; there is no substitute for common sense.


One Response to “Translation Error”

  1. Maxwell Says:

    The main problem is that machine translations fail to recognise cultural nuance and contexts; things that can dramatically effect the outcome and quality of the translation.

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