Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Adventures in autotranslation

Looking for more Hamas members that the PCHR called "civilians" on Arabic websites is interesting, because sometimes Google decides to translate instead of transliterate.

I found this "martyr" on the Hamas site:
Facilitate Abdullah scarf

Luckily, I have a font I once commissioned that transliterates from Arabic to Hebrew so I can read the name and then transliterate it to English. This guy's name turned into

תיסיר עבד אללה ושאח

which I was then able to find was

#303 Taysir Abdullah Mohammed Weshah

on the PCHR list, another "civilian" according to PCHR.

We now have identified 137 "civilian" terrorists so far that Israel killed.