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Re: The Return of the Japump
06/18/17 11:33 PM


> Personally, I don't accept the "lost in translation" thing (At least we all have
> Google Translate if not better)

Google Translate does fairly well between English and its component European languages (as well as between/among those European languages). It does a *terrible* job handling Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Those languages have concepts which simply don't exist in European languages (in Chinese your tone of voice for each syllable changes the meaning).

Most Japanese schoolchildren learn a little bit of English in school, but it's about as useful as the French or Spanish that US schoolchildren learn - maybe enough to order beer and find the restroom at a bar but anything more demanding is right out. Plus, computers and emulation have a specialized vocabulary which isn't covered in normal school language courses.

MAMEdev has sourced a fair amount of rare documentation and other materials in Japanese over the years, and Google Translate has never rendered a usable English translation. Only human translation has ever worked, and even then it often takes several passes on the text since the translator doesn't always know the technical vocabulary.







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* The Return of the Japump ShouTime 06/18/17 10:20 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Pks2000  06/22/17 01:23 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Vas Crabb  06/22/17 01:43 PM
. * This is a wonderful example of international diplomacy [more...] The tECHIDNA  06/21/17 11:04 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Mr. DoAdministrator  06/20/17 10:45 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) ShouTime  06/20/17 10:54 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Mr. DoAdministrator  06/20/17 11:37 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) R.Coltrane  06/22/17 08:23 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) ShouTime  06/21/17 05:26 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Phil Bennett  06/21/17 06:49 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) ShouTime  06/21/17 03:06 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump (w/ Artwork?) Olivier Galibert  06/21/17 09:21 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump TafoidAdministrator  06/20/17 01:31 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump gamez fan  06/18/17 11:57 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/18/17 11:37 PM
. * Bravo Shou, Brizzo -nt- Phil Bennett  06/18/17 09:43 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump B2K24  06/18/17 08:55 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump BrianT  06/18/17 06:00 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/18/17 11:40 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 11:51 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 02:43 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 02:48 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Renegade  06/19/17 03:57 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/19/17 06:06 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 07:34 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 08:33 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 04:00 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump soviet  06/19/17 05:53 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 06:33 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/20/17 12:34 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 01:27 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 05:48 PM
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. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 02:10 AM
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. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 02:57 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/20/17 03:56 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 04:06 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/20/17 04:09 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump ShouTime  06/20/17 02:33 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 02:53 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Haze  06/19/17 09:27 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 09:50 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 04:44 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/19/17 07:46 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 07:28 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump *=/STARRIDER\=*  06/19/17 03:50 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 01:51 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Master O  06/18/17 05:53 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 04:43 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/18/17 11:33 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 08:56 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Vas Crabb  06/19/17 11:42 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 12:11 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 12:46 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 01:31 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 04:09 PM
. * Lest anyone think we're full of shit MooglyGuy  06/22/17 12:03 AM
. * Lest anyone think *I'm* full of shit MooglyGuy  06/22/17 02:19 AM
. * Re: Lest anyone think *I'm* full of shit remax  06/22/17 10:57 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump B2K24  06/19/17 04:22 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/19/17 10:21 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump dgp  06/19/17 12:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Olivier Galibert  06/19/17 08:40 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Jason  06/18/17 06:19 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 06:27 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Master O  06/18/17 06:21 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 06:49 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/18/17 08:03 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/19/17 07:14 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 08:39 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/18/17 08:53 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 11:03 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump SmitdoggAdministrator  06/18/17 11:17 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump MooglyGuy  06/18/17 05:31 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/18/17 06:14 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Mr. DoAdministrator  06/19/17 03:58 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump CTOJAH  06/19/17 07:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Mr. DoAdministrator  06/20/17 10:39 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump B2K24  06/19/17 07:12 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Mucci  06/18/17 11:29 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump 9ofzeven  06/18/17 11:21 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Vas Crabb  06/18/17 10:40 AM

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