Just a thought. (Maybe you've already had it.)  I was somewhere once (many
moons ago, and haven't a clue where it was), and they had special telephones
scattered throughout with signs in different languages instructing the
"user" to dial a special number for translation services.  I guess if
someone wanted to buy something, they could tell the translator, and then
hand the phone to the sales clerk so the cleark could fully understand their
request.  The store, or where ever I was, probably contracted for the
service, or was charged per call or per minute.

You could set up a service to electronically accept files or documents,
process them into another language and send them back.  This could be a one
time conversion, or a monthly report conversion, etc.  If priced right, it
might be attractive to someone who didn't want to buy the software to do it
themselves, especially if their use of it would be limited.  All it would
take is an easy interface from the customer's side.

I know there are services that do translations, but I'm not familiar with
any that are set up to do it automatically via a "translation server."  If
set up right I guess it would sort of look like EDI for language!

Good luck.

Jim Whalen

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