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Translation Services

Let your site visitors from other countries easily translate your pages into their own languages. Note these services are far from perfect. I often get a big laugh when I translate a site from Japanese or French into English. But you can usually get the point.

  1. Google Translate Google is into everything these days, including web translations. Google has useful browser buttons that you can use as you browse the web to translate whatever page you are on. Speaking of languages, did you know that Google offers its search engine in Pig Latin?
  2. Babel Fish from AltaVista
    Let your weblog readers translate your pages with Babel Fish from AltaVista.

    The translator seems to work pretty well with text. Unfortunately for this site, it also translates what I've identified as code which, if used in its translated state, won't work. But for sites that aren't talking about code snippets, Babel Fish looks like a useful utility.

Comments (2)

Hi Elise,

thank you for those great links!

Unfortunately the free translation is no good. I translated your site in Dutch but it came out all weird.

When I tried to translate my own Dutch site to English it was even more hilarious:
I couldn't understand a word of it anymore!

Masso:

I don't think translation feature is not good , if users want to show thier article for others.

Try translation softwear , you find an article of another language and put into translation softs and translate to your language.
You might be see wrong sentence after you use it.
Nowaday, many people study languages ,but I can not understand how companies sell such a translation softs.....no make sense!

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