Issue 100992 - translation
Summary: translation
Alias: None
Product: Native-Lang
Classification: NLC
Component: es (show other issues)
Version: 680
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-04-09 16:19 UTC by ddbr
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description ddbr 2009-04-09 16:19:59 UTC
I don't know if this page is the right avenue for my query, but for the last 
three years I have been using the Systran Office 5.0 program for translation 
between English and Spanish in Microsoft word, using Systran's plug in for 
Word. Now that I have changed from MS Word to Open Office, I don't know if 
there is any way  to continue using Systran. If there is any possibilty of 
doing so, I would like to use it. Or, perhaps, there are alternatives that I 
might try? I should be grateful for any light that can be thrown on this.
Comment 1 richard.holt 2009-04-12 15:17:33 UTC
Thanks for your report; however, it is not really a bug but a compatibility
issue that depends on the Systrans company for resolution, since the number of
users involved is not significant. Systrans is a machine translation plugin for
Word. Perhaps they could be persuaded to release a proprietary version for OOo3? 

Info here on machine translation mentioning Systrans

Info listed here on open source projects, compatible with OOo,

However, there is considerable interest currently by many governments,
especially US & EU, in reliable machine translations which are receiving
funding. Results are improved over time as the program builds up a store of
translation pairs (words, phrases). 

This is not really an issue that OOo can resolve, but who knows? Maybe someone
is interested in building a plugin. There are some open source projects which
could use your knowledge and experience in bringing something about. 

I will leave this as started for now, but await other opinions before marking it
as an invalid issue which it is and isn't. I don't know to whom it could be
assigned to carry it along as a plugin subproject.