Translating websites to other languages

  Midsman2005 11:50 17 Jul 2006

Dear Forum,

I am not sure if something like this exists, so please excuse me if it is a silly question!

A significant proportion of the traffic to my website comes from South America and I would like to include a link somewhere on my website that says "to see this website in Spanish/Portugeuse/French/etc" please click here.

So that when the visitor clicks the link they see the same website, just in their own language.

I am capable of doing this by simply re-writing the whole website in these other languages, but I was rather hoping that there was something that could do it automatically as the translations would not have to be perfect.

I would be surprised if something like this exists, but it would be nice if it did :-)


  mco 12:36 17 Jul 2006

There are automatic site translators (been mentioned before here if you do a search) But honestly, speaking as a linguist, I wouldn't trust them - they are just machines and don't always get the right word or phrase. If you know the language well enough yourself to translate it, do so; if not, find a native speaker - but not an automatic translation machine!

  harristweed 09:18 18 Jul 2006

i've used this in the passed.

click here

Works well enough.

  mco 11:28 18 Jul 2006

I beg to differ! It translates my 'news feed' section as 'meals for the news' - and that's just the first line!

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