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lalalove

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do machine translators not like capital letters?
« on: 18 Mar, 2009, 09:25:20 »
i receive phone sms messages with the greek letters in capitals.

when i paste this text into any online translator it does not seem to work!?

Can anybody give me information on what may be wrong! ( i am trying to translate from greek to english)

thank u


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Re: do machine translators not like capital letters?
« Reply #1 on: 18 Mar, 2009, 09:32:06 »
It is probably Greeklish (transliterated Greek), that is why.

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Re: do machine translators not like capital letters?
« Reply #2 on: 18 Mar, 2009, 09:54:19 »
It is probably Greeklish (transliterated Greek), that is why.

the sms are written by a friend..

is there a way i can convert text  this text so that i can put it into a translator?


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Re: do machine translators not like capital letters?
« Reply #3 on: 18 Mar, 2009, 10:43:23 »
I cannot guess what your text looks like; my powers of divination have abandoned me long ago.

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Re: do machine translators not like capital letters?
« Reply #4 on: 18 Mar, 2009, 11:48:43 »
The magic 8 ball tells me it must definetly be Greeklish. As far as I know no autotranslate tool has issues with just capital letters. If that is the case (i.e. Greeklish) there are plenty of converters online where you can make the text into Greek and then pass it through the autotranslate tool of your choice.

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Re: do machine translators not like capital letters?
« Reply #5 on: 19 Mar, 2009, 13:22:37 »
ok, i now understand what greeklish is...and my sms messages are not written in greeklish as they contain the greek alphabet letters...

for example when i paste the text

KAΛHMEPA ΣOY ΓΛYKIA KAI TPYΦEPH MOY

 and get word lingo to convert from greek to english i get:

KA[L]HMEPA OY [GL]YKIA KAI TPY[F]EPH MOY

SO i believe it is actually converting it to a form of greeklish?

But i want to know what it translates to in the english language!!! 

Im sorry to be such a dumbarse but is there an autotranslator anyone recommends?