'DTXTR' translates teen text into English

LG Electronics MobileComm USA has launched "DTXTR," a Web service which translates teen text speech into plain English
Mobile phone maker LG Electronics MobileComm USA has launched "DTXTR," a Web service which translates teen text speech into plain English.

Wot r ur kids txting? If you're wondering -- or 1dering -- there's a new online translation tool that helps decipher the code.

Mobile phone maker LG Electronics MobileComm USA has launched "DTXTR," a Web service which translates teen text speech into plain English.

Plug in text shortcuts such as OMG! or 2G2BT and get back the translation -- in this case "Oh my God!" and "too good to be true."

DTXTR includes a glossary of hundreds of definitions for shorthand text phrases, abbreviations and symbols.

It also includes text tips for parents to help them "stay ahead of the curve."

DTXTR is located at www.lgdtxtr.com .

(c) 2009 AFP


Explore further

CallWave Unveils Text Messaging Tool for Google Desktop

Citation: 'DTXTR' translates teen text into English (2009, May 27) retrieved 22 November 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-dtxtr-teen-text-english.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
0 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments