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26th Jun '16 8:56:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', a ''demon'' trying to tempt Harry into losing his soul provides perfect two-way translation (of various languages including Latin and ''ancient Etruscan'') as one of several favors it does for Harry. He knows he shouldn't keep relying on it, but...
* In the later ''Discworld'' novels, as we see in "Snuff", when Commander Vimes is in total darkness, a powerful demon called the Summoning Dark by dwarves, allows him to hear and speak perfectly to any creature within the darkness, as well as having perfect night vision.

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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', a ''demon'' trying to tempt Harry into losing his soul provides perfect two-way translation (of various languages including Latin and ''ancient Etruscan'') as one of several favors it does for Harry. He knows he shouldn't keep relying on it, but...
* In the later ''Discworld'' novels, as we see in "Snuff", ''{{Discworld/Snuff}}'', when Commander Vimes is in total darkness, a powerful demon called the Summoning Dark by dwarves, allows him to hear and speak perfectly to any creature within the darkness, as well as having perfect night vision.
22nd Jun '16 10:49:21 AM MrKindall
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* It's for written text, but the Google Translate mobile app can recognize text in video captured from your phone's camera and translate it, then insert the translated text back into the video, all in real time. Signs, menus, newspapers in every country become English, or whatever your native tongue is. (Based on an earlier app called Word Lens that Google acquired.)
21st Jun '16 8:58:45 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' There is a FreezeFrameBonus when Peter Quill is being put into the system. Tthe screen the prison guards are looking at notes that Peter's implanted helmet has a translation circuit in it. Other than Groot's language, it seems to work rather well. Presumably TranslationConvention is in place for all scenes that Peter is not present.

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' There is a FreezeFrameBonus when Peter Quill is being put into the system. Tthe The screen the prison guards are looking at notes that Peter's implanted helmet has a translation circuit in it. Other than Groot's language, it seems to work rather well. Presumably TranslationConvention is in place for all scenes that Peter is not present.
21st Jun '16 11:10:45 AM madammina
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' There is a FreezeFrameBonus when Peter Quill is being put into the system. Tthe screen the prison guards are looking at notes that Peter's implanted helmet has a translation circuit in it. Other than Groot's language, it seems to work rather well. Presumably TranslationConvention is in place for all scenes that Peter is not present.
8th Jun '16 9:01:21 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** It also apparently doesn't translate written language. One early episode hinged on only Rygel being able to read a book written in an archaic language from his own world, which he had studied as a child but hadn't used in decades. John also has to teach Aryn how to read English even after she learns to speak it.

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** It also apparently doesn't translate written language. One early The same episode hinged on only Rygel being able to read a book written in an archaic language from his own world, which he had studied as a child but hadn't used in decades. John also has to teach Aryn how to read English even after she learns to speak it.
6th Jun '16 9:39:13 PM jormis29
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* During the first clash between Comicbook/TheAvengers and Comicbook/{{Thanos}}, it was discovered that the Mad Titan's hordes were using a special machine that allowed anyone near it to perceive any words in their native tongue. For instance, TheVision saw the alien writing on the ship in English, while Mantis saw it in Vietnamese. Once the Avengers shut off he device, Thanos' lackeys promptly killed one another since they could no longer understand what anyone was saying.

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* During the first clash between Comicbook/TheAvengers and Comicbook/{{Thanos}}, it was discovered that the Mad Titan's hordes were using a special machine that allowed anyone near it to perceive any words in their native tongue. For instance, TheVision ComicBook/TheVision saw the alien writing on the ship in English, while Mantis saw it in Vietnamese. Once the Avengers shut off he device, Thanos' lackeys promptly killed one another since they could no longer understand what anyone was saying.



** And then there's [[PardonMyKlingon Klingon]] which John knows and like Star Trek is not translated.

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** And then there's [[PardonMyKlingon [[NerdsSpeakKlingon Klingon]] which John knows and like Star Trek is not translated.
6th Jun '16 10:40:05 AM comicwriter
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* During the first clash between Comicbook/TheAvengers and Comicbook/{{Thanos}}, it was discovered that the Mad Titan's hordes were using a special machine that allowed anyone near it to perceive any words in their native tongue. For instance, TheVision saw the alien writing on the ship in English, while Mantis saw it in Vietnamese. Once the Avengers shut off he device, Thanos' lackeys promptly killed one another since they could no longer understand what anyone was saying.
15th May '16 7:53:41 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The Tau in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have cybernetic implants in their brains that allow them to communicate with other races, including humans. So far they're the only race known to use a universal translator, at least on a large scale, seeing as how most factions in the setting [[AbsoluteXenophobe aren't particularly interested in communicating with aliens]].

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* The Tau in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have cybernetic implants in their brains that allow them to communicate with other races, including humans. It's good enough to get the gist, but understanding or conveying any kind of subtlety still requires training. So far they're the only race known to use a universal translator, at least on a large scale, seeing as how most factions in the setting [[AbsoluteXenophobe aren't particularly interested in communicating with aliens]].
11th May '16 1:54:36 AM Arcorann
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* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Saito can't understand anything anyone is saying just after he is summoned to be Louise's familiar. Bothered by his nonstop babbling, Louise casts a silence spell on him. Instead, it magically translates everything for him.

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* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', the Halkeginian language is magically translated into Japanese and vice-versa for the benefit of Saito and his interlocuters; evidence suggests that the spell is part of the summoning ritual. The limitations of this form of translation became apparent in later volumes when Saito tried to learn the Halkeginian script and realised that he was reading the words as if they were translated idiomatically, which is not a problem if he just want to understand the overall meaning of the text but becomes a problem if he wanted to understand it literally.
** In the anime,
Saito can't understand anything anyone is saying just after he is summoned to be Louise's familiar. Bothered by his nonstop babbling, Louise casts a silence spell on him. Instead, it magically translates everything for him.
22nd Apr '16 7:06:04 AM zarpaulus
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** It also apparently doesn't translate written language. One early episode hinged on only Nigel being able to read a book written in an archaic language from his own world, which he had studied as a child but hadn't used in decades. John also has to teach Aryn how to read English even after she learns to speak it.

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** It also apparently doesn't translate written language. One early episode hinged on only Nigel Rygel being able to read a book written in an archaic language from his own world, which he had studied as a child but hadn't used in decades. John also has to teach Aryn how to read English even after she learns to speak it.
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