Translate My Page Functionality with Windows Live Translator

Very cool.  This blog can now be translated into several languages, on demand.

Just click on a single post, then choose the desired language from the drop down.

The end results looks like this: (click for a bigger view)

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Currently supporting

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 

Translate This and Translate My Page Functionality with Windows Live Translator Every now and then I look at visitor logs on the various personal and professional sites/blogs that I administer. It makes for a fascinating experience to see the many places worldwide that visitors come from. I have often wondered about non English speakers and how I could make my writing more accessible to them. While some professional and company web sites have translated versions available, in many user forums and communities across the web there have been requests for a translated version of the pages/posts. Today, on many sites, I have to copy the text on the site, paste it into a translator and look at the translation. It is cumbersome and not very seamless in an otherwise smooth navigation experience.

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Comments

  1. @Paul – It IS beta. And I can make out a lo of the text on my Arabic site with this tool. So yes, not perfect. But useless? Nope. Not useless either.

  2. “I have often wondered about non English speakers and how I could make my writing more accessible to them.”

    Well, clearly NOT by using this ‘translator’ tool!
    If ‘translation’ was as easy as replacing every ‘english’ word in a sentence by its foreign counter-word, we would all speak tens of different langauages.

    I can assure you that your posts are extremely non-sensical in what this translator tools thinks is Dutch!