Jim, Brad Hmmm.... Sounds like a winner...! And a stepping stone to XML-RPC/SOAP offering...! (Although I'm still trying to figure out how software services, written by 1000's of different entities sprouting up like mushrooms, isn't just gonna end up being the nightmare of PCs magnified many times over...?!?) jt | -----Original Message----- | From: email@example.com | [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Jim W | Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 5:34 PM | To: email@example.com | Subject: Re: translation server | Importance: High | | | Brad, | | 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 | | | | | _________________________________________________________________ | Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp | | _______________________________________________ | This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) | mailing list | To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com | To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, | visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l | or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org | Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives | at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. |
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