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  1. MFCordeiro

    MFCordeiro Member

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    Hi!
    A Professor of our University needs this article; can you send us, please?
    ZHOU Zhe-Kun
    Fossils of the Fagaceae and their implications in systematics and biogeography
    Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 1999; Vol.37; No.4, pp.369-385
    It's for a professor of our University.

    Thank you so much.

    Kind regards,

    Maria Fernanda Cordeiro
    UTAD - SDE
    APARTADO 1014
    5001-911 VILA REAL
    PORTUGAL
     
  2. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I don't send articles to someone I do not know.
    The professor can download the article from
    this link. It does not matter to me the reasons
    why this could not have been done on one's own
    but I will say this is no way for a fellow professor
    to handle things of this nature. It leaves a bit of
    doubt as to the qualifications of the person asking
    for the help they could have found on their own.

    Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica

    Jim
     
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    MFCordeiro Member

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    I think I didn't explain myself:
    I am not the Professor, I'm a Librarian in the University, the Professor asked me to find the article.
    I found this article and downloaded it right away, but what I realy hoped to find was the same article in English, this one is in Chinese. Is this clear to you now?
    I'm very sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  4. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hello MFCordeiro,

    This article was not published by a UBC researcher, so we would not have permission to send it. If anyone knows of an English translation source, they could post that here.

    I suggest you contact the author.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Maybe you can get some translation software or a translation utility that would help. I know these are available for Chinese, don't know if technical terms would be a problem.
     
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    Thank you so much for your help.
    I'm going to try that.
    Kind regards,

    Maria
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Find a Chinese student at the university who could translate it?
     
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    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I did not have the Chinese fonts installed on this machine
    when I first looked at the article. I have the fonts installed
    now and there is no appreciable difference in the type. It
    is not my place in this instance to give someone ideas as to
    how they might be able to read the entire article in English.
    With a little initiative and some computer and .pdf file know
    how and through a series of manipulation the symbols may
    be able to be converted into English but it may not be easy
    to do and still might not work for us. I've had my own
    trouble trying to convert Japanese symbols into English for
    example. I have to believe certain sections were written in
    symbols for a reason. There is a corruption factor when
    this article is viewed offline and that seems to have been
    done by design from the looks of it.

    I respect what Maria is trying to do here as we do not know
    all of the particulars as what I found may have been what
    the professor also saw and asked Maria to find the English
    translation of the article. I suggest to write the author and
    request a copy or write the journal host and ask was the
    article written like it is in the .pdf file with both English and
    Chinese symbols as it may mean that the article did not have
    an all English translation to begin with. There may still not
    be an all English version available. The only way to know
    for sure is to ask the right sources.

    Jim
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    >I've had my own
    trouble trying to convert Japanese symbols into English<

    Aren't there three written Japanese languages, including a separate one for scientific topics?
     
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    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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