Do say: X-ray!

Free translation tool for radiology departments

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General questions

This is great! How can I help?

Glad that you ask! All work on 'Do say' is done by volunteers and any help is very much apprechiated. Actually, there are so many possible ways to support us that we dedicated an entire article to this question: Getting involved.

Who is behind 'Do say'?

'Do say' is a privately owned homepage. The project was initiated by Christian Bösche, radiologist at the hospital in Oskarshamn, Sweden. Christian created the concept for 'Do say' and is responsible for design and programming. His friend Tobias Röhr helped organising the project by finding translators, organising recording sessions and much more. A working group at Oskarshamns Radiology department helped develop the phrase list. All translations and recordings were done by enthusiastic volunteers (see Credits for details).

Why are you giving away 'Do say' for free?

Because we want to. This is not about money. It is about helping people. That's why we are giving away it for free.

Can we use 'Do say' at our department?

As long as you do not intend to sell it or make money with it: YES. 'Do say' is free for all non commercial purposes. See license for details.

Some health organisations are not strictly 'non commercial'. If you are working for such an organisation you may still use 'Do say' under the condition that:
a) You use 'Do say' only to provide better service to your patients.
b) You (or your employer) do not charge extra for examinations done with help of 'Do say'. You must NOT charge for 'translation services', 'interpreter' or anything alike.
c) You respect all other license terms.

What are the terms and conditions for using this service?

Creative Commons Licence This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

In other words: 'Do say' is free as long as you do not try to make money with it. Generally speaking, it may NOT be used for commercial purposes. Exceptions to this rule may apply for some commercial health institutions (see question above). You are free to copy and distribute 'Do say' as long as you stick to the license terms. You may also modify it and spread your own version. New projects based on 'Do say' must give appropiate credit and be distributed under the same license as the original.

How is 'Do say' funded?

Costs for hosting of this page are sponsored by the department for Radiology in Oskarshamn, Sweden. Besides that there is no funding to speak of. All persons involved helped free of charge. Nobody received any payment.


Is there way to view all available phrases on one page?

Sure. Go to the 'Settings/Tools' menu. Click on 'Search'. Enter 'all' and press enter. Voilá!

Is there a printer-friendly version of the page?

Sure. Just use your browsers print-function. 'Do say' will automatically switch to a printer-friendly layout. The page will be printed in black and white with all navigation elements hidden and all phrases on the current page displayed.


Why is 'Do say' not working?

Make sure that Javascript and Cookies are enabled. In some browsers (for example Safari mobile) the page is not going to work while 'Private browsing' is active.

Why does audio playback does not work?

Do you see a 'play' icon displayed next to the translation? If not, there is no recording available for this particular phrase.

In case a play icon is displayed, but still no sound: Do you have loudspeakers installed? Most desktop computers or working stations will not be able to play audio without loudspeakers. Also make sure that your speakers are plugged in.

Mobile phones and tablet computers usually have built in speakers. However, many devices have a 'sound off' switch that is easily activated by misstake.

Also check your system/sound settings: Is audio playback set to silent? Is volume too low?

If in doubt, try opening a youtube video or any other webpage that has audio contents. Same problem? In this case your computer/device either does not support audio or there is something wrong with your setup/settings.

If you have checked all above and audio works fine for other websites: Please contact us for further asssistance.

Why does audio playback automatically start when i select a new language?

Probably someone activated the 'say language name' function (formerly known as 'babble button'). If this is active, 'Do say' will automatically announce the name of the selected language. This feature can be turned on/off from the 'Settings/Tools' menu.

Why are some phrases greyed out?

Greyed out phrases have not yet been translated to your currently selected language.

What happened to the 'Search' and 'Dictionary' buttons?

Don't worry, these functions have just been moved to declutter the interface. They are now located in the settings/tools menu.


Why are there no questions for CT with contrast & MRI?

It's all about patient safety. Keep in mind that all our translations are done by volunteers, not by professionals. If you are about to inject iv contrast or expose the patient to a magnet field, you want to be 100% sure there are no misunderstandings. That's why we currently only translate 'non critical' phrases that won't cause much harm should anything go wrong.

Are there any future plans for CT & MRI phrases?

Currenly not. We'd love to have CT & MRI phrases. But for safety reasons, all these translations would have to be done (and double checked) by professionals. And this would of course not come for free.

However: If somebody was willing to pay for these translations and then donate them to 'Do say'...


What information does 'Do say' save about me?

We use Cookies (or the browsers local storage) for saving user settings. The saved information includes menu and user language settings. All this information is saved locally on your harddisc and not transmitted anywhere. No other information is saved.


How long did it take to develop 'Do say'?

From the initial idea until we started using a test verison at our department: about a month. Total development time until we finally went online was 6 months.

What language was 'Do say' programmed in?

'Do say' is a webpage. It is written in HTML, Javascript, CSS and PHP.

What tools were used to create 'Do say'?

No layout tools or external code libraries were used. The entire page was written from scratch just using Phase 5, a German Hmtl editor. Graphics were edited with GIMP. Audio files were recorded and edited using Logic Pro or Audacity.

Download version

What's the difference between Online and Download versions?

The main difference is that the download version can be used without internet connection. In theory it is also faster and has slightly better sound-/graphic quality than the online version.

Why should I download 'Do say'?

If you want to use it offline or if you have a very slow internet connection.

You might also consider using the download version if you are a regular user. The site can create a fair amount of internet traffic which we actually have to pay for. If we exceed our traffic limits, the site will stop working. And nobody wants that, right?

How do I install the download version?

The page comes packed in a ZIP-file. Download. Create a new folder and label it 'Do say' or whatever you want. Unzip the downloaded file and place contents into the new folder. That's it, no further installation is required. Open page by clicking 'x-ray.html'.

When using 'Do say' at your department we recommend placing the folder in a network location that can be accessed by all users. Shortcuts to the page can then be placed on the desktop of all computers.

If you have any problems running the page this is most likely due to cookies or Javascript being blocked. Private browsing may also cause issues in some browsers.