Do more to keep four official languages alive

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Do more to keep four official languages alive

Message  gerardM le Mar 22 Oct - 14:28

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-> Do more to keep four official languages alive By Clarissa Oon, Senior Writer
For the benefit of those who do not read Chinese, a controversy erupted in Singapore's Chinese-language media recently. The issue: shoddy translations after the National Heritage Board linked its English website content to Google Translate.
The episode was an embarrassing one for the custodian of the country's museums. The automatic translation facility turned text like "Bras Basah" into "bust Basah" in Chinese - meaning the name of a historic precinct became a part of the female anatomy. Screen shots of the translations were circulated among the Chinese-speaking community, here and in the region.

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