Procedure For Translation Using Google Translate


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We at HELP Library Mumbai, have developed a procedure to translate English language health pamphlets to Hindi language using Google Translate and Google Transliteration tools.

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  • With ref to the translation presentation, a JPEG image was created to put the contents in a pamphlet format on the blog. The text will remain the same as appearing in the word.doc. If you really want to compare the text you could copy/paste the image alongside the text in your word file, though, there is really no need to do so as the JPEG image will only be a screenshot of what you have created in word.doc.
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Procedure For Translation Using Google Translate

  1. 1. How to translate an English pamphlet or brochure to H i n d i using Google Translate
  2. 2. Terms to Understand <ul><li>Translation: A correct interpretation of material from one language to another. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Translation from English to Hindi will be: </li></ul><ul><li>Eng: How are you? </li></ul><ul><li>Translated to Hindi will be: </li></ul><ul><li>Hindi: आप कैसे हैं ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Terms to Understand <ul><li>Transliteration: a mapping from one system of writing into another, word by word. Transliteration attempts to be exact, so that an informed reader should be able to reconstruct the original spelling of unknown transliterated words. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Transliteration of </li></ul><ul><li>Hindi: आप कैसे हैं ? Will be </li></ul><ul><li>Eng: Aap Kaise Hain ? And not How are you? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Difference between Translation and Transliteration <ul><li>transliteration should not be confused with translation , which involves a change in language while preserving meaning . Transliteration performs a mapping from one alphabet into another. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tips for translation <ul><li>At times you will need to change the correct grammar in English to suit the translated sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>At times when Google Translate fails to provide a good translation, then depend on your own language skills and use Google Transliteration services to get a particular letter in Hindi. This too can be easily copied and pasted next to the required text. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Procedure for Translation <ul><li>Select appropriate material for translation. In this case, we will try to translate an pamphlet to Hindi. </li></ul><ul><li>Open a ‘Rough File’ document on Microsoft Word (make sure your version of word document supports the hindi script). </li></ul><ul><li>Open a file on Microsoft Publisher - in this case a banner template. (it need not be a Publisher file – each document for translation will require an appropriate microsoft application eg. word,powerpoint etc depending on the end use). </li></ul><ul><li>ctd… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Procedure ctd.. <ul><li>4. Read the English document to understand what you would like to convey. You may want to change certain terms used internationally to Indian context: </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Pamphlets published in USA will speak of ‘health care providers’ but what you generally find in India is a ‘doctor’s clinic’. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Procedure ctd.. 5. Log on to: http:// = en&tl =hi Your screen will now look like: Type text here and click on Translate
  9. 9. Procedure ctd.. <ul><li>6. For further help on this page log on to: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This page will answer most of your questions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Procedure ctd.. <ul><li>7.Log on to: </li></ul><ul><li>8.Type out the sentence you’d like to translate in English in the box provided. </li></ul><ul><li>9.Select ‘English’ to ‘Hindi’ from the drop down box. Then hit the Translate key. The translated text will appear on the screen. </li></ul><ul><li>… ctd.. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Procedure ctd.. <ul><li>10.Select the hindi text provided by Google, then select the ‘copy’ command from the Edit Menu on your screen, go to your ‘Rough’ file on Word and select ‘copy’. This will copy the text provided by Google on your Word file. </li></ul><ul><li>In this way, full paragraphs can be copied using Google translation. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to check if text is correct in grammar at this point. In case Google translate has provided a text which is incorrect, you could use Google Transliteration at this point….. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Procedure ctd.. <ul><li>…. You will need to check if text is correct in grammar at this point. In case Google translate has provided a text which is incorrect, you could use Google Transliteration. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Procedure ctd.. <ul><li>Log on to: Google Transliteration: http:// </li></ul>
  14. 14. Procedure ctd.. <ul><li>11.Once the Word file is complete, text can now be copied (preferably para by para) on to Microsoft Publisher - Or any other application you choose to work on. </li></ul><ul><li>12.Pictures/cartoons will make the pamphlet more attractive. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Template for brochure <ul><li>Save the template for this brochure for future use. </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Open a new format from ‘New Office Documents’ from the Start Menu at the bottom of your screen. </li></ul>
  16. 16. To Publish the brochure on your blog <ul><li>Blog supports image files. Therefore, you will need to convert .pub files to .jpeg files. You will do this by selecting ‘Save As’ command under the ‘File’ Menu. Select JPEG files and hit OK. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sample of Word ‘Rough File’ <ul><li>स्वास्थ्य बीमा कंपनियों को रोग शिक्षा में निवेश करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करना </li></ul><ul><li>रोग जानकारी थेरेपी की वकालत करना </li></ul><ul><li>रोगियों के लिए राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा केन्द्रों की स्थापना करना </li></ul><ul><li>विकासशील रोगी भारतीय भाषाओं में शैक्षिक सामग्री के लिए वेब </li></ul><ul><li>वेबसाइट के लिए , भारतीय भाषाओं में , रोगी के लिए शैक्षिक सामग्री तैयार करना </li></ul>