PRESS START TO TRANSLATE: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LET A COMPUTER TRANSLATE

Clyde Mandelin



 

What do you get if you cross a revolutionary Japanese RPG from the early 1990s with a revolutionary computerized translator using the latest neural network technology? Grammatically pristine, very funny nonsense. In "press start to translate", Clyde "Tomato" Mandelin explains why the characters in this machine-translated version of Final Fantasy IV are obsessed with eagles, potatoes, dishware, and and some guy named Larry; why they're so eager to offer Japanese travel itineraries, and why the enema is saying that you should not wear a basketball. Along the way you'll learn about translation from a human and machine perspective. But you won't learn where Google Translate got that basketball from. Some machine translation secrets can never be revealed.

 

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ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9781945908866

2017

224

 

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Authors: #ClydeMandelin

Publishers: #Fangamer (Fangamer)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2017

Genres: #GameStudies #Localization


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#SquareEnix (Squaresoft, Square Enix)


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#FinalFantasy (#FinalFantasyIV [Final Fantasy 4, FF4, FFIV, Final Fantasy IV])


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