NEC's one-way phone translation software

It's capable of translating only verbal Japanese to English text, and not the other way around.

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Be prepared to enter into a monolog with NEC's translation software for mobile phones. Why? Because it's capable of translating only verbal Japanese to English text, and not the other way around. What this basically means is that, if you are a Japanese tourist in an English-speaking country, chances are you won't be able to understand the answer to your question even if a local managed to decipher what you are asking from your phone's screen. Sounds silly to us, but we have to give credit to NEC for solving half the equation.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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