Translation party uses the Google Translate API to turn Machine Assisted Translation abuse into a one-click spectator sport.
They automagically translate an phrase from English to Japanese and back again until they reach an equilibrium, or decide that they’ve tried enough (sometimes they give up prematurely, but you can only beat a dead horse for so long (or as they would say “Only between the wild-goose chase“.
Sometimes, however, Translaton party discovers makes some remarkable discoveries.
Whilst checking up on some of the character set fixes, I’ve noticed that there seem to be some inconsistencies in the use of right quotes, apostrophes, and accute accents, which may lead to problems down the road when doing searches, or performing name authority work.
Here are some examples that may make things clearer.
Use of a right single quote as an accute accent.
In allRecords/ArchivalDescriptions/68/FileUnit_744305.xml we find the following title:
<title>Navarro, Jose’ Antonio</title>
There are several ways to represent é in UNICODE; composed, decompsed, or as an e followed by a non-combining accent (U+00B4); none of these approaches will match this title string.