1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 27, 2019 9:21 AM by LOC Manuscript Division

    Translations

    Sharon McKinley Adventurer

      This page is a transcription of a German letter, with a translation in it. I agree with Henry that we're not supposed to translate things, but it's been accepted. Should we reopen and delete the translation? It's not a bad translation of some terrible German, but does it belong here?

      https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/mary-church-terrell-advocate-for-african-americans-and-women/letters-between-friends-all…

      Sharon

        • Re: Translations
          LOC Manuscript Division Tracker

          Hi Sharon,

           

          Thank you for pointing this out! I will alert our digital specialists to re-open the page for editing. The By the People guidelines state:

           

          "If you can transcribe the original language of a document, please do so. You can change your language input settings in your browser, and may need to use a foreign language keyboard or shortcuts for non-English characters. However, do not translate documents. The Library is not currently able to support translation . If you would like to translate a document and discuss it with other volunteers, please visit History Hub and join in one of the many conversations on this topic. Please note that the project ran a short trial period of translation, but we now ask that all translations be kept out of the transcription space."

           

          Loretta

          Reference Staff

          Manuscript Division

          Library of Congress