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Reed Wells
07-28-2008, 6:34 PM
In the last week I have started getting a lot of traffic from this site http://forum.uaewomen.net/showthread.php?t=286052 to my website. They have a picture of the vanity I build listed. I don't know if they are selling, using it as a model or saying what good firewood it could produce. Could someone take a look at it for me and see what it says by the picture of the log vanity, and maybe what the theme of the overall website is. It looks like some Mid-East language and I have a hard enough time with American, notice I didn't say English.

Ben Rafael
07-28-2008, 7:10 PM
Looks like arabic. I can read about 20 words in arabic and I can curse in arabic.

Jason Beam
07-28-2008, 7:13 PM
Does this help?

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.uaewomen.net%2Fshow thread.php%3Ft%3D286052&sl=ar&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

After trying to read the translated version - and taking some Ibuprophen - i don't gather this helped a whole lot. It does look like they're discussing various designs and pointing out their likes and dislikes. It's hard to take the literal translation to mean much since it seems the google translater isn't much into interpretation as it is literal word translation. It doesn't help put things in the right order to get the english version of their intended meaning.

Ben Rafael
07-28-2008, 8:13 PM
Arabic's structure is not even remotely like english's. A computer could not possibly translate well. You'd even be lucky to make any sense of a literal translation. Your best bet would be to find someone who know's arabic. I believe there was someone on this forum who posted from an arab country, or it might have been someone on woodnet.

Randy Cohen
07-29-2008, 6:49 AM

send them an email.

Alex Berkovsky
07-29-2008, 7:40 AM
I have a guy at work from Egypt who reads Arabic and will ask him if he can translate.

Update: My coworker said that the web site is basically complementing all the pieces shown.

Reed Wells
07-30-2008, 6:19 PM
Cool, Thanks guys, I got 342 hits from this website today. Amazing that there were no emails. Again thanks, also to your friend, Alex.