Anyone reads Japanese by any chance?

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by tdekany, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Portland OR
    I would need to translate a label from Japanese to English.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Does google translate not work?
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    How do you get a paper label into google translate?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I remember years ago reading about Optical Character Recognition and being able to scan something and it would automatically turn into a text document. I wonder if anything like that exists for a photo? THEN, you could feed it into Google translate
     
  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yes it's perfectly possible to scan a photo of text or indeed convert a photo of text and run it through ocr, because I've done it ... But boy what a palaver the latter is, let alone finding software in English to render pictograms ... Much easier to find a friendly bod who'll translate!

    I know apug and rff both have members able to read Japanese so it might be worth posting there if no one here can help
     
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  6. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Portland OR
    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    It worked some except the part that was important - It is a perfume bottle and would need to know the name of the perfume.

    What is "apug" and "rff"?
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    The new version of Google Translate (at least on Android) will allow you to scan print via the phone's camera. I have used it a couple times on Chinese and Japanese business cards and it works surprisingly well.
     
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  9. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    It will also allow you to hand write the kanji characters as well, so, if you can replicate you can do that too.
     
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  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    neat as you like, I must try it!

    I tend to forget about app technology, and based my remarks on having tried a couple of years ago with a scanner. Dangerous of course as tech change in areas like apps/phones is so fast at the moment.