Thanks for giving me the go signal to post an answer. Since you
already know how the first solution I gave you works, I will not
elaborate on the details anymore. I will include the details here
simply to formalize the answer that I have provided you. Regarding the
the links, simply press the "Shift" key before clicking on a link so
it will open a new window or right-click on the link and choose "Open
in New Window" for your convenience.
TalkBack (tm) by EITI Ltd. (http://www.eiti.com)
Tel 0870 701 2020
Fax 01430 435301
There's another company offering a similar service (perhaps better),
Language Line (http://184.108.40.206/index.html) offers the following
Text to Speech
Support and Consultancy
Language Line Limited
11-21 Northdown Street
Telephone:+44 (0)20 7520 1430
Fax:+44 (0)20 7520 1450
Here's something that is of interest to you:
Universal translators move into the real world
By Ephraim Schwartz
Posted at 5:22 PM PT, Nov 10, 1999
"Star Trek technology will come to life when ViA demonstrates its
version of a universal translator. Similar to the devices used by the
members of the United Federation of Planets, ViA's device is partially
funded by the U.S. Navy and performs voice-to-voice translation with a
wearable PC, head set, and speaker.
While ViA's device can not translate Klingon to Romulan, it does
interpret seven other languages including Mandarin Chinese, English,
French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Users can talk into
the microphone in one language and it will come out through a speaker
in the second language."
Following up on the links provided in the article, I found these
resources that can truly be of help. So far, the nearest solution I
found that fits your original query comes from VIA. I know you'll be
excited. Just click on the link below:
"ViA's Mobile Language Translation System (MLTS) is a breakthrough in
speech translation technology. The MLTS consists of ViA's patented
Transmeta-based ViA II PC, a hand-held touch display along with ViA's
language translation software, a microphone and body-worn speaker.
ViA's bi-directional, free-speech language software, enables an
English speaking person and a second person speaking a different
language to converse. Because the system runs on ViA's wearable PC,
users can translate speech anywhere."
English to and from Spanish, with future plans to support English to
French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. THIS is the kind of
automated solution you are looking for. However, let me remind you
that although this sounds nifty, errors will most likely be more
frequent which could affect your business dealings. I'm not
discouraging you. It is just a point you should consider.
Here are other solutions that can be of help:
ScanSoft RealSpeak -- Text-to-Speech (TTS) solution
ScanSoft RealSpeak is available in 19 languages.
Perhaps the cheapest solution for you is to learn the language
yourself. It may take time but you will definitely be "engaged in this
rich multimedia experience, you may never feel like you're studying,
and the fact that you are actually using Spanish becomes transparent."
Here are solutions from Transparent Language.com:
SpanishNow! V9 Deluxe -- $39.95
Of course business means paperwork and you certainly have to be
careful with reading and understanding important documents.
Transparent Language.com also has another solution for you:
EasyTranslator 4 Deluxe -- Get quick, easy translations in Spanish,
French, German, English, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.
EasyTranslator 4 Deluxe Translates in 12 International Languages:
English to Spanish
English to French
English to German
English to Italian
English to Portuguese
English to Japanese
French to English
German to English
Spanish to English
Italian to English
Portuguese to English
Japanese to English
Here's another article I found that has links to free online
translations similar to the links given by Lot in the comments
New FreeTranslation Site Offers Instant Web Page and Text Translations
Here's a device that could give you a language solution in the future,
the UT-203 Universal Translator.
UT-203 Universal Translator
Currently, it provides language solution for English, Russian, and
German. However, the possibility of having one customized for you is
very much available. Find out more about it through the link below:
Email Anton Epifanov at firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps you can find other solutions that can be of great help to you
through the links in the below.
QuickLinks - Multilingual content and software
"english to spanish" "voice to voice" in Google web search
"voice to voice" translation
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