• Subject: Re: Multi Language Support on the AS/400 -Reply
  • From: CVWD@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 11:55:26 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-06-30 18:37:51 EDT, you write:

> "Please rate your proficiency with English -
>  Poor
>  Fair
>  Excellent"
>  
>  The actual meaning of the resulting German
>  translation was as follows:
>  
>  "Please value your skills in English
>  
>  Lacking money (e.g. "poor")
>  County "Fair" or Marketplace
>  Outstanding"

And then there is the famous "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
translated to "The vodka is strong but the meat is rotten".  Computer based
language translation has a loooong way to go.

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