In an interesting effort to customize the Galaxy Tab’s UI for Romania (Eastern Europe), Samsung involuntary provided us with a joke: A Porn icon. No, the icon doesn’t start playing an X-rated movie, nor does it make the phone vibrate. Porn is the (incorrect) abbreviation for “Porneste” or “Pornire” which means “Turn On” in Romanian. Why they did not use “Start” is beyond me since the Romanian word is exactly the same.
As a Romanian speaker, I also found some other funny translation examples: “Player muzical” is supposed to be “Music Player” but Samsung only translated one of the words. The word “Player” doesn not exist in Romanian dictionary. The word “Nota” is the Romanian translation for “Notes” but it is incorrectly translated as singular instead of plural. To be honest, quite a large percent of Romanian population speaks English at a reasonable level and could have provided a decent translation, but it looks that Samsung has chosen the cheapest (free) route of Google translation :).
What is even more entertaining is that “Porn” in Romanian is also the (correct) abbreviation for the word “Porno” which in English means: you guessed: Exactly “Porn”. I wonder if the sets will command a price premium from the Romanian customers.
If you can read Romanian you can check the original article here.