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    Question Japanese to English translation (using Roman/Latin characters)

    Although there are many translation tools on the web to translate Japanese characters to English[1], I am wondering if there any tools that can translate the Latin/Roman version of a Japanese word, such as
    miki
    kohana
    jiu jitsu
    Into English:
    future
    little flower
    gentle art
    and so on...

    I know of a website that can translate Japanese words from Roman/Latin variants into their actual characters[2], but it doesn't really help when I don't know what the letter mean!

    I appreciate your help!

    [1]http://translate.google.com/
    [2]http://ajaxime.chasen.org/

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    Re: Japanese to English translation (using Roman/Latin characters)

    The only other places I know of are this one and this one by Paralink (the first one is pretty neat in that it offers accent-appropriate text-to-speech for any of the languages it translates among) and, of course, the venerable Babelfish. The Paralink ones will transliterate, but I don't know if they'll do it for anything but Russian/Cyrillic.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Japanese to English translation (using Roman/Latin characters)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTheC View Post
    The only other places I know of are this one and this one by Paralink (the first one is pretty neat in that it offers accent-appropriate text-to-speech for any of the languages it translates among) and, of course, the venerable Babelfish. The Paralink ones will transliterate, but I don't know if they'll do it for anything but Russian/Cyrillic.

    Good luck!
    Thanks for all the links!

    I can't seem to get Cyrillic/Roman/Latin Japanese to translate into English yet, but I'm getting warmer. Maybe I just need to know the term...

    Thanks again!

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