The Translator Program is designed to allow a computer to provide translation between languages
Translator Program are designed to allow a computer to provide specific expertise in translation between two languages. A sophont using a Translator Program for a specific language may interact with that system as if it were an expert in that language. The computer gives translation only. It will respond to questions regarding translation (possible alternative meanings, dictionary definitions, etc), it will not formulate lines of enquiry.
Selected Computer Programs
- Agent Program 
- Auto-Repair Program 
- Battle System Program 
- Conscious Intelligence Program 
- Expert Program 
- Intellect Program 
- Interface Program 
- Medic Program 
- Translator Program 
- Virtual Mining Program 
Software within Charted Space is intentionally built to work under a number of different operating systems, different technology levels of computers, and to be extensively toughened for hard use under vacuum if necessary. 
The Software List: The computer software list, available at nearly any software vendor or port, indicates the various programs that are available. It shows space required by a specific program in CPU or storage, its price in MCr, and its title. Also shown is a brief overview of its effects. 
Software Authorship: Various requirements exist for individual characters producing existng or new programs. Such a course can save money, but may have some pitfalls. Program generation is explained elsewhere.