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By Aileen, Section Filter It Yourself!
Posted on Sat Dec 6th, 2003 at 09:54:38 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Filtered through admiration for a wonderful translation

"We want artists to work and we want artists to learn Dutch. We want Rotterdam to look like any other Dutch city but at the moment we have more unemployed artists and crime than anywhere else"


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The article "Rotterdam plans to ban poor artists from moving in" on the W H Y Rotterdam web site is a very inspiring "translation" - the "source text" is listed at the bottom.

Great filtering - are there more translations like this around?

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[new] Anyone else notice... (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#3)
by paullloydsargent ( on Mon Dec 8th, 2003 at 07:14:01 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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...these two glaring stats from the original:

"Almost half the port city's 600,000 population is of non-Dutch origin and the council said it was keen to curb new immigration 'of the wrong sort'"


"Recent surveys suggest that the population supports tough action on immigration with 60% of Rotterdam inhabitants in favour of restricting the number of newcomers."

Striking resemblance to California here in the US, I'd say.

signs, signs, everywhere signs...

[new] Automated translation software available (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#2)
by qpdoll on Sat Dec 6th, 2003 at 10:12:33 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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It's been a couple years since its release, but our Reamweaver software makes it easy to translate an entire site in a similar manner to the linked story (and have it update automatically with the source site). Just point Reamweaver to your source site, and tell it what words you want it to auto-translate - for example, in the WTO site example, "citizen=consumer", "organization=cartel", etc. - and Reamweaver does the rest!

Keep your head facing forward and keep reaching beyond your ears,
-QP Doll

[new] Original almost as amusing! (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#1)
by amy on Sat Dec 6th, 2003 at 09:54:10 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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From the original article:

Deportations of illegal immigrants will be stepped up and the council said it intends to start evicting anti-social residents from social housing.

Monty Python, anyone?

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