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Old 10-01-08, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Can anyone send emails in French? - Trying to buy from a French company

I'm interested in an undertray from here. Its the one called " Passage de roue + clignotants LED"
They are a French company. I sent them an email using an online English/French translator but they didn't reply. I checked my email outbox to make sure it sent ok and look what it has done:
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Bonjour
Je parle l'anglais, pardonnez s'il vous plaît mon français.
Peux j'ayez s'il vous plaît une citation pour "Passage de roue + clignotants LED" pour a Suzuki SV650S année 2003.
Combien a-t-il coûté ?
Combien sont l'affranchissement ?
merci très beaucoup
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It's turned all the french letters into stupid symbols. So then I tried sending the email in English on the chance that they speak it, but they haven't replied.

Can anyone send emails in French?

What I basically want to know is, how much is it, how much is postage, does it come with a numberplate bracket, and a number plate light?
It's for a K3 SV650S in silver

Any help would be appreciated
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Old 11-01-08, 01:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can anyone send emails in French? - Trying to buy from a French company

Rhencullen used to import those I think...
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Old 11-01-08, 04:18 PM   #3
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They've shut down because of a fire
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Old 11-01-08, 05:40 PM   #4
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My dad speaks fluent french (he's half-french). Do you just want it translated? I would just use your online translator and then change any special symbols to english-alphabet letters. They'll be able to figure out the accents you weren't able to put in. Alternatively you can try expanding them to their english-alphabet equivalents (can't be bothered to look it up but all the accented letters should be writable as 2 letters according to a standard).
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Old 11-01-08, 06:29 PM   #5
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I would just use your online translator and then change any special symbols to english-alphabet letters.
Might try that actually
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Old 11-01-08, 10:02 PM   #6
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I'd make myself understood but you have a much better chance of getting a reply if they think a french person sent the email. French are like that I'm afraid

"Ppbbbbbt, why wud I be wantiiiing to sell some-sing to zis idiiot from Ingland who cant speak French?"

I'll get Mrs Ralph to write it out and I'll post it up. She's out just now, but I'll ask when she comes in.
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Oh nice one Ralph
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Old 11-01-08, 10:37 PM   #8
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Have you tried to copy it to babel fish and then copy it to email.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

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I used a similar translator and it worked. But when I sent the email, hotmail must have converted it into that weird symbol font for some reason
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Sounds like you have it sorted, but if not and you still need it translating, I can get my dad to do it.
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