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Babelfish http://babelfish.altavista.com/ In a strange and wonderful book called "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", a small creature known as a Babelfish allows you to understand (telepathically) speech of any other race in entire galaxy. All you need to do is put this small fish into your ear. The fish "eats" speech (more or less) and excretes a telepathic translation into your brain.
If only it were that simple. Needless to say, Babelfish service (which was purchased by Altavista) is not that good, but nonetheless, it serves purpose. Simply paste some text into box (or choose a webpage), select "To" and "From" languages and click a button. Within a short time text will be translated for you. It's not perfect but it works.
T-Mail http://www.t-mail.com/index2.shtml You can use this service two ways: by registering, you get a mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages send to that mail address are automatically converted from one language to your preferred language. T-Mail forwards translation to your current e-mail address.
If you don't want to register, you can use your current e-mail account and send a message to a buddy (or yourself perhaps). By typing appropriate T-Mail address on Cc: line of same message before sending it, you instruct T-Mail to translate email message from one language to another. The original message is delivered as usual to person on To: line. The copy is sent to translator, translated and sent to person on To: line.
T-Sail http://www.t-mail.com/cgi-bin sail Similar to Babelfish, this service allows you to translate a web page (or search engine results) from one language to another.
T-Text http://www.t-mail.com -text.shtml With T-Text, you simply paste some text in a box, select translation, click a button and viola, you have translation.
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