Friday, 15 October 2010

Google translate now translating Latin

Google Translate is an excellent little tool for converting between languages. Until now though it has not had that mainstay of the early scientific period, latin. While being only an alpha version and therefore not being completely accurate, it still serves to make it much easier to read and understand the gist of old documents like one of Carl Johan Schoenherr's landmark monographs on weevils, Curculionidum dispositio methodica, cum generum characteribus, descriptionibus atque observationibus variis, seu Prodromus ad Synonymiae, insectorum partem IV.

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

Thanks Sam, that's useful to know, as I have on occasion wanted to translate from latin (herbarium specimens I think it was).