Learning Movable Type: 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.


Posted by Elise Bauer on March 8, 2004 1:10 PM to Learning Movable Type http://www.learningmovabletype.com/