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October 19, 2006

Google Translation Buttons

Google offers a list of bookmarklets that you can drag to your browser's links bar and that allows you to translate the current page from a language to another language.

"While surfing the web, if you find a piece of text you'd like to translate, select the text with your mouse and click the browser button. If you want to translate a whole web page, simply click the button."

7 comments:

  1. Or you could always use the AutoTr bookmarklet that will go from anything Google supports to English automatically:

    javascript:window.location='http://yubnub.org/parser/parse?command=autotr%20'+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);

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  2. Thanks for the tip. I've written about it here, where I've also put up a bookmarks file that you can import into FireFox to have access to all these shortcuts.

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  3. awesome, thank you!
    i got chinese to english and english to chinese, haha

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  4. Nice; for bonus points, how about making it able to be set in a web page for multilingual - instant - translation? (Is this already possible?)

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  5. Does anyone know if there is a way to translate a webpage automatically according to the location of the visitor viewing the webpage?

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  6. You should never translate a page based on the location of a visitor. That's an elementary mistake: what if I'm French and I visit Tokio? Does it mean that I know Japanese? You should also remember that some countries have two or more national languages (e.g.: Canada, Belgium).

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  7. Bump: Nice; for bonus points, how about making it able to be set in a web page for multilingual - instant - translation? (Is this already possible?)

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