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I suspect this is a FAQ, but as a guide to my further investigation, I
wondered what the options are for providing readers of my web pages
with the ability to translate the pages into their own language.

Haines Brown

Jul 20 '05 #1
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Haines Brown wrote:
I suspect this is a FAQ, but as a guide to my further investigation, I
wondered what the options are for providing readers of my web pages
with the ability to translate the pages into their own language.


Google offers translation, see
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
but I haven't checked whether they allow you to put a form using their
translation service on your own pages as they do allow for Google search
I think if you sign up.
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Martin Honnen
http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/

Jul 20 '05 #2

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On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 18:31:22 +0200, Martin Honnen <ma*******@yahoo.de>
wrote:


Haines Brown wrote:
I suspect this is a FAQ, but as a guide to my further investigation, I
wondered what the options are for providing readers of my web pages
with the ability to translate the pages into their own language.


Google offers translation, see
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
but I haven't checked whether they allow you to put a form using their
translation service on your own pages as they do allow for Google search
I think if you sign up.


Google search doesn't even necessarily require signup. I don't know of a
similar translation snip either.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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Martin Honnen <ma*******@yahoo.de> writes:
Haines Brown wrote:
I suspect this is a FAQ, but as a guide to my further investigation, I
wondered what the options are for providing readers of my web pages
with the ability to translate the pages into their own language.


Google offers translation, see
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
but I haven't checked whether they allow you to put a form using their
translation service on your own pages as they do allow for Google
search I think if you sign up.


A service similar to Google search was one thing I had in mind, but
nothing on its language_tools page suggests such a service exists. One
complication is that a translation service must first ask what
language to translate to.

I did find that if I had my browser (Galeon) display the German Google
page and did a search for one of my pages, the page name is followed
by a translation link. When clicked, it translatted the page from
English to German (but also hung my desktop, which didn't happen if I
merely pasted an address into the "translate a web page" field).

--
Haines Brown

Jul 20 '05 #4

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Haines Brown <br****@teufel.hartford-hwp.com> wrote in
news:87************@teufel.hartford-hwp.com:
I suspect this is a FAQ, but as a guide to my further investigation, I
wondered what the options are for providing readers of my web pages
with the ability to translate the pages into their own language.


You can see an example of something I'm working on for
the Degree Confluence Project website:
http://www.confluence.org/infodcpX.php
It's not in production yet, and may change.
Look at the "Multi-language Support" section. You can try
the "Translate" link at the top of the page to translate
the page into a variety of languages, using three website translators.

As for the "terms of service", here's part of an email
I sent to others in the project when we were discussing this:
-------------------------------------------------------------
Here's the "terms of use pages" - I don't see any problem
with having these links to the translation sites:
GOOGLE:
I can't find anything specific - the closest is:
http://www.translate.ru/terms.asp?lang=en
PROMPT:
http://www.translate.ru/terms.asp?lang=en
AltaVista:
There are terms on this page:
http://www.altavista.com/help/free/f...archbox_transl
but we aren't using their "I want this one" approach,
as it uses javascript.
-------------------------------------------------------------

--
Dave Patton
Canadian Coordinator, Degree Confluence Project
http://www.confluence.org/
My website: http://members.shaw.ca/davepatton/
Jul 20 '05 #5

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On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Haines Brown wrote:
complication is that a translation service must first ask what
language to translate to.


That *must* at least be an option, "thanks" to the pathetic support
for Accept-language defaults from a certain dominant browser-like OS
component. (YKWIM)

But you could *also* offer the option to translate to the visitor's
stated best-preference Accept-language. (How to actually implement
that would be a server-configuration issue that isn't really on-topic
here, but pretty-much any server-side scripting language will at least
have access to this header. Apache might be persuaded to do the
decoding of it for you - which would be good, because there are some
gotchas for anyone trying to code it themselves.)

Jul 20 '05 #6

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