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#1 -Alex-

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 13:13

Someone explain to me how this is possible. Every occurrence of "kr." is identical :s

Google Translate kr Combined.png

"kr." = Norwegian Krone. Original screenshots below:

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#2 OP -Alex-

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:06

Here's another strange one...

Google Translate decilitre.png

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:03

Wow...never translated anything with currency involved. I am intrigued....

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:07

Well, it is a translater, not a converter - the numbers are the same in both languages, but the currency isn't.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:58

Well, it is a translater, not a converter - the numbers are the same in both languages, but the currency isn't.

That's the problem - if the numbers stay the same then the currency indicator also needs to stay the same...

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:48

Well, it is a translater, not a converter - the numbers are the same in both languages, but the currency isn't.


It makes no sense. Why should a translater ever translate a currency symbol? $50,000 -> £50,000? No, it should remain $50,000.

#7 Glassed Silver

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:55

Wow, that's quite a risky fault actually.
This can bite you quite a bit, especially when baking and adding the wrong amounts of ingredients...

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:01

I have seen much worse bad translations before... I can't remember what it was though... but it was something innocent translated into something very explicit.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:33

Wow, that's quite a risky fault actually.
This can bite you quite a bit, especially when baking and adding the wrong amounts of ingredients...

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Exactly that happened to me :p

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:56

Wow, that's quite a risky fault actually.
This can bite you quite a bit, especially when baking and adding the wrong amounts of ingredients...

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Yes, I can see where that might be a problem.