TranSqueak — Making the World a Smaller Place On-the-Fly Translation of Etoy Projects and Instant Messaging
Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on (2004)
Jan. 29, 2004 to Jan. 30, 2004
Michael Rüger , Viewpoints Research Institute
Yoshiki Ohshima , Viewpoints Research Institute
<p>This paper presents an extension to the existing mu;tiligualization work (m17n) which will allow people to collaborate on Squeak Etoy projects across different natural languages.</p> <p>Squeak etoys support several languages, both ISO-Latin based ones (erg., English, German, French), and non-ISO languages (e.g., Japanese). Switching between languages for the Etoy tiles is fairly easy to support as the tiles provide a predefined set of words and phrases, which only need to be translated once.</p> <p>There are two areas where we need to go beyond the predefined and pre-translated set of phrases: user supplied names and communication between collaborators. This paper will present an approach based on online translation services. We will demonstrate a working prototype and a first analysis of the feasibility of this approach.</p>
Y. Ohshima and M. Rüger, "TranSqueak — Making the World a Smaller Place On-the-Fly Translation of Etoy Projects and Instant Messaging," Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on(C5), Kyoto, Japan, 2004, pp. 110-116.