While U.S. president Barack Obama is seeking another four years in the office, it seems that a small glitch on Google’s Translation app still believes that George W. Bush is still the U.S. president. According to a reader of The Register who discovered the flaw when he tried to translate an article from the daily French newspaper Le Monde, Google’s automatic translation service will translate “le président américain” into “Bush”.
However, the story could turn out different when “le président américain” is churned directly into the translator, as the French translation engine will properly present you with the right translation – the American President. But a complex French sentence such as the ones from Le Monde seems to trigger the translation glitch. Google has yet to comment on the reports. Although this could be a minor problem, getting this right is still important considering that the 2012 elections is fast approaching.
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