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Re: The Return of the Japump
06/19/17 08:56 AM


> It does a *terrible*
> job handling Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Does just fine for Japanese in a lot of cases. The result can be a bit robotic if you expect native sounding English but it usually makes enough sense for you to get what is going on. The live OCR feature of the google translate app is pretty good even on written text now. I use it to decode kanji dense documents like those that come from the tax office that even a native has trouble with comprehending from time to time.

> (in Chinese your tone of voice for each
> syllable changes the meaning).

Why would those issues matter for written material?

> Most Japanese schoolchildren learn a little bit of English in school,

Japanese children are now learning English from kindergarten (source: my kids are). Most high schoolers learn a lot of complex vocabulary.
Many of them are absolutely awful at speaking and listening because they have no real world experience of doing it. Reading is a lot better. (source: my wife can't speak English for shit but is fairly capable at reading. She only has high school level education.)

> Plus, computers and emulation have a specialized vocabulary which isn't covered in
> normal school language courses.

For Japanese a lot of that vocab is directly imported from English. Japanese also has this phenomenon where there is quite often a bastardised English word that can be used in place of actual Japanese. i.e. you can get away with saying ribuuto instead of saikidou.

> several passes on the text since the translator doesn't always know the technical
> vocabulary.

My guess would be that the translators are on the level of anime fansubbers and not actual translators.







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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
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 06:36 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 07:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 09:04 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump Haze  06/19/17 09:07 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/19/17 09:18 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/19/17 10:01 PM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump R. Belmont  06/20/17 02:10 AM
. * Re: The Return of the Japump brizzo  06/20/17 02:41 AM
. * 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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