Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khmer?

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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby General Mackevili » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:40 pm

cara wrote:Is there any keyboard u hv to install.. first look at the Khmer writing.. omg! Confusing.. lol
On earlier versions of Android I had to install a sketchy language pack, but on the latest version it already showed up. I don't type in Khmer, so haven't tried any keyboard.
cara wrote:Btw.. another question: is Francais actively used in PP?
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StroppyChops wrote:Has anyone worked out how to get Google Translate to show alternate translations on the mobile version?
What exactly do you mean?

I can translate from Khmer script to other languages besides English...

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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby StroppyChops » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:07 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Has anyone worked out how to get Google Translate to show alternate translations on the mobile version?
What exactly do you mean?

I can translate from Khmer script to other languages besides English...

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The full browser version allows you to select from various translations (in this case, Khmer translations) by clicking on the offered translation and selecting from a popup list of others - doesn't seem to exist in the mobile browser version. I'll get some screenshots if still unclear.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby General Mackevili » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:13 am

Ah, gotcha.

I use the app.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby StroppyChops » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:42 pm

The promised screenshot of the drop-down with alternate translations:

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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:43 am

Used it this morning to ask for soy sauce for my Bai Sach Chhrouk. Worked great.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby Mrs Stroppy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:28 pm

I tried to use it to ask for kecap manis or sweet soy... Didn't go well at all!
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby Samouth » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:57 pm

Actually Google Translate will work best if you just translate only word by word. It will go crazy when it comes to translate the sentence or whole article. As a Translator, i would not suggest you guys to use Google Translate for any official documents.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby Francis » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:19 pm

Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:Used it this morning to ask for soy sauce for my Bai Sach Chhrouk. Worked great.
This works only if the seller is able to read (and write) ;)
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:29 pm

Soumy Phan wrote:Actually Google Translate will work best if you just translate only word by word. It will go crazy when it comes to translate the sentence or whole article. As a Translator, i would not suggest you guys to use Google Translate for any official documents.
Yeah, I have to use it a lot to decipher Khmer news, and it's really hard sometimes.

Still seems to be getting noticeably better month by month.

Unfortunately it's my only hope of understanding the local news without being able to read Khmer.
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Re: Has anyone been regularly using Google Translate for Khm

Postby PhnomRon » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:58 am

Is it me or has Chrome stopped automatically translating Khmer websites? It used to translate them, now it has stopped and I can't turn it back on.


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