I'm often at a loss as to which translation of a text I should read, if I haven't been specifically recommended an edition by a professor. For instance [these](https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/41650/for-kant-why-are-all-preferences-only-conditionally-valuable) two [questions](https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/51718/aristotle-on-unconditional-vs-universal-goods) of mine hinged on bad/misleading translations. I wasn't assigned those books for a class, so I wasn't looking for a particular edition, so I just read the first pdf available.

This goes double for foreign-language texts; I have no idea what publisher to go to if I want want to read Nietzsche or Kant in the original German.

I'm sure I'm not the only person having these problems; at a guess, most of the people on here are neither students nor professional philosophers, so their access to recommendations is even more limited than my own. Can we ask for such recommendations here?