English to French translation software

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  1. Saileshbreaker macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know a very good and reliable English to French translator?
     
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I use Google Translate to double check my rusty, schoolboy French. There are so many nuances and quirks in languages that I don't know whether I'd ever 100% trust an automated solution.

    If you don't speak any French at all then you might want to look into using a human translator.
     
  3. Saileshbreaker thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know bits of French and google translator is very bad actually
     
  4. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I know. Okay for double checking that a word means what you think it means. Anything else I treat with extreme caution!

    I just don't think computers (at the moment, at least) can handle the complexities, nuances and plain lunacy (in some cases) of human languages well enough to do a reliable job. Otherwise we'd be able to write code in English. ;-)
     

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