scanlation

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Blend of scan and translation

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scanlation (countable and uncountable, plural scanlations)

  1. (comics, chiefly manga) The process of scanning and translating foreign language comics (especially Japanese manga or Korean manhwa) into the translator's language, for free distribution over the Internet.
  2. (comics) a comic that has been scanned, translated, and with translation overlaid onto the original text to produce a second language version of the comic; a scanlated comic

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