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Scanlate

blending; verb
To scan images of a manga or manhua (comic books from the countries of Japan, Korea or China), to remove the text and replace it with translated text, such as English, then to upload the images onto a website in order to distribute the comic to an audience that cannot read the comic in its original language.
 
It was created to explain the intricate process of scanning a foreign comic book into a computer, alter the image by replacing the foreign text with its translation, and then posting the images online. This process was created as a means of widely distributing foreign comic books that could not be bought in other countries, nor could they be found in other languages.
Etymology : A blend of the words “scan” and “translate."
Source : Mangafox.com, June 2011. “It’s a lot easier to read manga now that people are scanlating it.”
Last modified: 4 December 2011


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