• Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    @22: If neither Scrivner or Libreoffice are to your tastes, older versions of Word (eg, Word 2003) are usually available quite cheaply on Ebay and provide near-complete compatibility with the current version, especially for the rather simple kinds of tracked...
  • Commented on The map is not the territory.
    @12: "I like the 'phut, phut' of silenced pistols on tv and on film. Is that not actually the sound?" No, it definitely is not. Search for "silenced gun" or "silenced pistol" on youtube (eg, ) and you'll find...
  • Commented on CMAP #4: Territories, Translations, and Foreign Rights
    Charlie @10: They'd need a graduate degree in the source language. They really would have to be native speakers of the target language, especially for fiction. Branko Collin @14: I suspect translation is a highly segmented market with highly variable...
  • Commented on CMAP #4: Territories, Translations, and Foreign Rights
    CS Clark @5: Regarding text-to-speech, CF Wil Weaton's writeup of the text-to-speech issue for a demonstration of why it's never going to compete with real people reading aloud. I'd say the same applies to autotranslate. Autotranslate is a "good enough"...
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