Language Weaver: not available to us common folk!

Language Weaver: not available to us common folk!

Last month I listed Language Weaver as a close-second-place to Google in translation quality. I had read that by purchasing Babylon’s software I could get access to the Language Weaver engine. So I tried it out (the software is cheap) and found out that oops, there’s a catch. Just to be sure I traded quick e-mails with both companies; but at least for now, here’s where it’s at. Babylon is limited (probably by contract) to a 300-letter translation block. That’s right, letters, not words. Basically unworkable except to gist a single sentence. Windows Live accepts 500 words, and Google appears to be unlimited.

So Language Weaver is only for big guys. The company is very nice people, though. (more…)