From Mon Jun 01 00:00:05 1998
Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.german
Subject: The Translation Team
Date: 31 May 1998 22:00:05 GMT

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o o o HOW TO USE THE TRANSLATION TEAM FORWARDER o o o oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 1.) Address Send your requests to 2.) Syntax First line should read #SRC>DEST where SRC is the source language and DEST is the destination language Example: #ENG>GER for an English to German translation (mind the # sign!) (First line is the first line of the message body, not the Subject line) 3.) Supported languages Currently we support the following languages: CZEch, DANish, DUTch, ENGlish, FREnch, GERman, HUNgarian, NORwegian, POLish, PORtuguese, ROManian, SPAnish, SWEdish CZE>ENG, CZE>GER, DAN>ENG, DAN>GER, DUT>ENG, DUT>GER, ENG>CZE, ENG>DAN, ENG>DUT, ENG>FRE, ENG>GER, ENG>NOR, ENG>POL, ENG>POR, ENG>ROM, ENG>RUS, ENG>SPA, ENG>SWE, Eng>GER, FRE>ENG, FRE>GER, FRE>SPA, GER>CZE, GER>DAN, GER>DUT, GER>ENG, GER>Eng, GER>FRE, GER>POL, GER>POR, GER>ROM, GER>SPA, GER>SWE, HUN>ENG, HUN>FRE, NOR>ENG, NOR>GER, POL>ENG, POL>GER, POR>ENG, POR>GER, ROM>ENG, ROM>GER, RUS>ENG, SPA>ENG, SPA>FRE, SPA>GER, SWE>ENG, SWE>GER 4.) Length and number of submissions Your message should have a maximum length of 40 lines Remember: We are doing this for free, usually besides our daily work. The shorter your message is, the higher is the chance that we will do the translation in our next coffee break. If your text to be translated is longer than 40 lines cut it into shorter pieces and resend it. In case that all translators for a given language pair are busy your request will be queued and processed as soon as a translator becomes available. A message indicating that your request has been queued is a good indicator that the service has become saturated. As a courtesy to other customers you should not submit too many requests at a time. No more than 5 requests from a single address will be queued at any time. 5.) Contents As this service is for the genealogy groups you should stick to the subject of genealogy. That is letters to/from cousins, archives, parishes etc. The program cannot check it but the translator can. The forwarding program cannot process image files or attachments. Please send plain eMail textfiles only. Some modern mail programs offer sending HTML (rich text) files with fancy background etc. Please turn this option *off* it won't be processed. Handwritten documents: If you cannot copy the document(s) to a plain textfile and need to send it via ordinary mail, fax or as an image attachment, use #S (instead of #GER>ENG) as the language indicator and describe the document (size, age, preferred way of transmission) Note that usually #Special requests are not for free. The assigned translator will negotiate the details with you. 6.) Costs None. A "Thank you" to the translator would be nice. The volunteers are willing to help, but of course we can't make any guarantees regarding correctness nor can we be held liable in any way. If you need guarantee you should ask a professional translator 7.) Miscellaneous Please sign your request with a real name, not just your screen handle It's more fun to help a real person, not just oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo This service would not be possible without the help of the Translation Team volunteers. Thanks to all of you!