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We want "Google Translate in Punjabi"

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  1. spnadmin

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    This would be invaluable to Sikhs everywhere. I have received numerous e-mails asking me to please publish it in Punjabi, which I cannot do on my own. I have been looking for a widget for years. If this were to go through, no widget would be necessary and online communication between Punjabi and diaspora Sikhs, and also between the generations would be greatly enhanced.

    Please sign the petition. Google has a history of listening to what its users want. I'm sure they will listen if we get enough signatures.
     
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    Petition google to translate text into punjabi

    Google Translate is a great feature. Now when a site comes up in Spanish or
    German or even Chinese, it is automatically translated with one quick
    click. And vice versa. Readers in many languages can get English
    translated into their languages. But not if it's in English and you want
    Punjabi.

    There is a petition asking Google Translate to please add Punjabi to its
    language bank. All the petition says is, "We would like 'Google Translate'
    to create a language Punjabi. All the signatures, are willing to use this
    feature, if created." No politics. No controversy. If this interests you
    - and it probably should - please go to

    We want 'Google Translate' in Punjabi - Petition - Sign this petition here - Signature page - GoPetition

    and sign.
     
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  5. spnadmin

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    Re: Petition google to translate text into punjabi

    Two threads on this subject have been merged.
     
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    SSA,
    very good move, everyone must join to sign.
    Roopsidhu
     
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  7. BazGrewal

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    Yeah google needs to be translated into Punjabi, i tried out with Hindi and seems pretty cool, it would also help people expand their punjabi vocabularies. I will sign the petition.
     
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    I signed it and will try to get other people to sign it.
     
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    At last, Punjabi is now supported by Google Translate. :grinningsingh::mundabhangra:
     
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    :cheerleaders::noticekudi::cheerleaders:
    :noticekudi::cheerleaders::noticekudi:
    :cheerleaders:

    And indeed it is. Thanks for telling us!
     
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    Yes, it actually works too! I copied a paragraph from Khalsa News into the translation window and in a nanosecond it was translated into Punjabi transliteration and into English.

    The results are a little rough because of word order differences between Punjabi and English, and also because of idioms that don't exist in English or are stated a different way. That problem however is not a deal breaker because it is not hard to re-construct the translation so that the English is straightforward.

    The is true for any translation - the word by word does not translate 100 percent. The human mind is needed to restructure things so the results are completely understandable.

    I love it. Can you imagine how this is going to help SPN take off in the direction of bilingual presentations of important content? We already started that with our Punjabi only threads which are mostly about current events. Now we really can branch out. This is important for SPN because more than 50 percent of our audience is in India, and of the remainder there are those who prefer to read content in Punjabi. We can aim for posting poetry, essays, articles about art and architecture, editorial opinion, and more and more and more and more..... an exciting moment.

    Thanks for letting me know Babandeep Singh ji !
     
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  12. aristotle

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    Thank you Google developers.......:happymunda:
    <3
     
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  13. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Wow..2010..it began..and 2013 its HERE..THANK YOU Google...
    Lets have a Google Appreciation Petition at SPN...to let them know we do appreciate a good deed..:tablakudi:
     
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    This is so exciting!!! :cheerleaders: :mundakhalsaflag: :cheerleaders:
     
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    Just to give an idea of how hilarious translations can be when not corrected for word order and idiom differences of one language to the other.

    It is winter now in Jerusalem and the landscape, heritage monuments, temples and walkways are covered with snow. This caption appeared under a photo of the Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

    ਯਰੂਸ਼ਲਮ ਵਿਖੇ ਬਰਫ਼ ਨਾਲ ਢਕੇ ਹੋਏ ਯਹੂਦੀਆਂ ਤੇ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਇਤਿਹਾਸਕ ਸਥਲ। (ਪੀਟੀਆਈ)

    Google Translate gives this translation:

    "Ice covered with Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem's historical stes."

    So the ice is not covering things up. It is the Jews and Muslims who are covering up the ice. :) If the weather gets much worse in Jerusalem you won't be able to see the ice for all the Jews and Muslims.
     
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  16. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    And now If Google will give us a Punjabi OCR as well...that would be awsome...to help upload some of the best books
     
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