A lot has been written about website translations that went completely wrong. While some of them have made headlines, such as Expo 2015 ‘Google Translate’ scandal , there are still more that go largely unnoticed, though their headlines deserve it.
Last week I followed tweets from #TranslatingEurope Forum just to get an idea what Europe thinks about the future of the translation industry. While some of them seemed very interesting and gave me valuable insights on some aspects of the translation work I’ve never thought of before (especially with respect to intellectual property rights of tranlsators), others made my jaw drop. As a 100% human CAT (author’s note: computer assisted translator), anything that mentions machine translation drives me slowly insane. Continue reading
That government and public authorities here in Slovakia procure poor translations does not surprise me at all. They blame it on the omnipresent economic crisis, the need to consolidate public finance and streamline their budgets. But I’ve never thought that similar problems with translations may occur in the US as well. Continue reading