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Q: Automatic translation of a web-site ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Automatic translation of a web-site
Category: Computers
Asked by: alsinger-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 09 Apr 2004 12:33 PDT
Expires: 09 May 2004 12:33 PDT
Question ID: 327802
I plan to develop a web-site which will contain the text of a book I have
published in English, French and Spanish.  It is my plan to include a
Q&A service on the web-site where people can ask in English, French
and Spanish.  I can read all three languages but am able to answer in
English only.

My questions:

111. Is it technically possible to insert a small box on the web-site saying (in
French/Spanish) something like:
"Press here for the answer in French/Spanish. Please note that the
translation is automatic and therefore may not be fully correct" ?

222. Is it possible to do the same for the entire web-site (including
the book text) and thereby offer e.g. German, Italian and Portuguese ?

333. Where do I find the best support for this service ?  I guess I
will have to liaise (and pay) someone who offers this kind of automatic
service.  Maybe there is a service in the Google-group ?  I have
noticed that for some Google-lists of web-sites there is a bottom to press for
translation of the entire web-site text.  But maybe that is to English only.
Subject: Re: Automatic translation of a web-site
Answered By: paul_b_18-ga on 09 Apr 2004 13:02 PDT

I think I have found exactly what you are looking for!

I´ve found two options:

1.`AltaVista Babelfish Translation`

If you add the following line of code to your website, that page can
be translated by your visitors with one click:

<script language="JavaScript1.2"

Babel Fish Translate is available in English, German, Spanish, French,
Italian and Portuguese. It can translate from English to all of these
languages and often vica versa.

More details about this free service can be found at the above mentioned site.

2. ´´

This website basically offers the same service but here they offer up
to 13 languages. This service isn´t free however (prices start from
29.95 dollars) so you are probably better off with the AltaVista

Search strategy:
Google: automatic translation

I hope you have enough information. If you need any more, please ask
for a clarification.

Thank you,
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