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google translate and foreign nicknames
« on: October 17, 2013, 16:44 »
ive found out that google translate does a pretty darn good job at figuring out foreign pokemon names. whether it be japanese, korean, chinese, french, etc., google translate actually sort of captures what the name is all about.

i have a japanese pikachu whos name i recently decoded, and evidently, his name is a pun on light, electricity and the squeaky "chu" sound. i'm gonna call him chiyuu from now on, considering that was one of the verbal translations for a group of kanji.

the drawing in of kanji is also very nice and accurate! it might not get the actual name as intended, but it does a darn good job.

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Re: google translate and foreign nicknames
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 19:06 »
is the kanji drawing interface part of google chrome? or will i have to install japanese onto my computer seperately?

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Re: google translate and foreign nicknames
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 22:19 »
it's actually feature of google translate itself, i found out after fiddling with it for a while. there's a little pencil-y button in the input box that allows you to handwrite what you'd like to translate.
(there's plenty of sites that allow you to draw the kanji and it brings up similar ones, but that requires a lot of copy and pasting.)

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