There is an old Italian saying that goes “Traduttore, traditore.” that warns “"The translator is a traitor."

Localization is a hugely important activity for us in IT Pro content development. So is this whole “community/Web 2.0” thing. There is a new effort in this area we need your help and feedback on. Check out this page

http://msdn.microsoft.com/pt-br/library/w0x726c2.aspx

imageWhat’s going on here? We publish a page of technical content in English, run it through Machine Translation (MT), post the MT side-by-side with the English, and then rely on you, dear multi-lingual reader, to use the wiki-like functionality on that page to help improve the MT translation.

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Is this going to work? What do we need to do to help you as multilingual IT Pros embrace this pilot, and help us make it a success? Leave comments here, or send feedback/suggestions to tonyso@microsoft.com and I’ll route to the correct team.