I'm Chinese. I want to translate an Entity name to Chinese characterc. What should I do? Can I use Mathematica to translate a English word to a Chinese characters?

  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by Entity name? Something like Liu Cixin to 刘慈欣? $\endgroup$ – vapor May 10 '15 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ @Felix yeah,like as your example.I want to translate the Entity name,but if possible i want to translate a arbitrary English word to Chinese Character $\endgroup$ – yode May 10 '15 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ You could use google translate with Import or so. translate.google.com/m/translate#en/zh-CN/ape translates the word "ape" into simplified Chinese. All you have to do is parse the result. $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries May 10 '15 at 16:59
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I know, but you didn't tell you were in China, just that you're Chinese. Well, then you have to look for a translation service that is accessible to you. As far as I know neither Mathematica, nor Wolfram|Alpha do translations. $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries May 10 '15 at 19:04
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ What is the purpose of the translation? Depending on what you need, Mathematica's WordData may be of help by giving you a definition of an English word. Try something like WordData["house", "Definitions"]. That is of course not a translation, but it may help you nonetheless, if you are trying to understand what the word means. $\endgroup$ – MarcoB May 11 '15 at 3:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.