pozorblog po slovensky

Amid constant news of contraction and decline this week, there is (slightly old) news of yet another small but significant expansion: machine translation to and from Slovak.   Machine translation is old news these days (though it is no less remarkable for our acceptance of it) and is no panacea (it is still bad enough that without a basic understanding of the language it is easy to be deeply confused or seriously misled), but it is nice to see Slovak make the list of Google Translate languages.

For this blog it makes little difference–the population of those who are interested in what goes on here but cannot read English is infinitesimal–but it is nice to be able to make the gesture and all subsequent posts here will include a link like the one below allowing automatic translation.

http://74.125.93.104/translate_c?hl=en&sl=en&tl=sk&u=http://www.pozorblog.com/%3Fp%3D108&usg=ALkJrhgjlN7kuRnEQTuh4dfXjTjpiKFfUw

I hope in future to go one step further and install a plugin that makes that process even easier.

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