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I have a instruction booklet for a samy auto satellite dish but it's in German. I have scanned it to the computer. Now it's a pdf document, if I try and translate with google it just comes back with a blank page. Anyone know of any other ways. I've googled for a document translator online and tried to various programmes but to no avail. Surely there must be a Straightforward way.
Anyone done this
 

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You need to scan it with an optical character reading programme (OCR). This will create a text document you could then work with. There are free OCR programmes available but it isn't always a straightforward process especially if the text is in columns. You also need one ideally which understands German.

Might be easier Googling for an English instruction book first!
 
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The only one I can find in English is for the newer model,
I don't seem to be able to copy & paste it.
Thanks for your replies
 
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If you can find the instructions on line you would maybe be able to copy and paste from there or even translate it straight off with google

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Convert the PDF document to a Word document then you should be able to copy and paste the text into a translator :)
 

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Is this what you need @lou020 ?

Installation instructions
English starts on page 26
Broken Link Removed

Operating instructions
English starts on p 45
Broken Link Removed
 
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I think the trouble is because I scanned it to the computer, the google translate sees it as a photo or blank paper. I will try as Craig says,,to convert it to text or write it out manually.
CWH, those instructions are close,, but mine is a different controller, thanks for your time for looking.​
 
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Might be worth contacting ten Haaft direct then
ten Haaft GmbH
Oberer Strietweg 8
DE-75245 Neulingen-Göbrichen
Telefon: +49 (0 ) 72 37 / 48 55-0 . Fax: +49 (0 ) 72 37 / 48 55-50
info@ten-haaft.com . www.ten-haaft.com
or in the UK
Oyster Sat-Tech Ltd.
Unit 5, Hemploe Business Park
Hemploe Road,
Welford
Northants, NN6 6HF
Tel.: 0044 1858 575 928 . Fax: 0044 1858 575 028
info@oystersat-tech.co.uk . www.oystersat-tech.co.uk
 

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