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Speaking in English to a French Avatar :(

When you are comming to the metaverse, there are some great advantages like building, scripting, etc….  but one of the things that can be a great issue is when you meet a resident from another country, who doesn’t speak nothing of english.  It can be better if you have a translator but you can use on public chat while it cannot be used in private chat. I met this avatar in Korea who was trying to speak to me by IM:

This is a newbie French Avatar who was trying to speak with me in using french!, while I was trying to speak in english!

Here is our private and “interesting” speaking in private chat:

French Resident: salut

Xpontaneus Combustion: what ?

French Resident: ca va

Xpontaneus Combustion: what ?

Xpontaneus Combustion: I cannot understand!

Xpontaneus Combustion: Sorry I cannot understand what did you say ?

French Resident: now

French Resident: aye dont spik england

Xpontaneus Combustion: I speak english yes but not other language

French Resident: yeh

Xpontaneus Combustion: but do you speak english ?

French Resident: now

Xpontaneus Combustion: sorry I cannot understand you

French Resident: ok

Xpontaneus Combustion: but what do you want ?

French Resident: aye woche that

Xpontaneus Combustion: do you speak french or catalan ?

French Resident: french

Xpontaneus Combustion: ah ok that’s it

Xpontaneus Combustion: so you need to try a french sim

French Resident: way

Xpontaneus Combustion: ?????

Xpontaneus Combustion: so you wanna to spend your time in here where nobody can understand you ?

French Resident: baye aplotar

Xpontaneus Combustion: ?????

Xpontaneus Combustion: sorry I cannot understand you!

French Resident: ok

This is one of the things that can be a little dissapointed, when you cannot understand someone who doesn’t speak your same tongue, There are some cool translators in SL  which are very usefull when you are meeting someone who speak another language (but remember you need to use public chat and translators aren’t perfect). It could be useful near the future that some translators could be integrated inside of the IM chat.