Viewing My Blog in Different Languages

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  • #51174

    drmike
    Member

    Hmm, might be a good idea for a widget…

    #51175

    sulz
    Member

    oh yes definitely, but only if the translation’s acceptable. my friend was complaining about babelfish, but then again automated translations are never going to be accurate, but at least it could of a better standard. the way i write also happens to screw up the translation too, because i don’t write simple, straightforward sentences.

    #51218

    navirgozmie
    Member

    Sulz….
    can you give me the example of this babelfish translations html code? i might need this tool for my next english blog….:)

    #51219

    timethief
    Member
    #51220

    sulz
    Member

    #51221

    sulz
    Member

    for future readers, if you want the url for french translation:

    http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=en_fr&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsulz.wordpress.com

    just replace my url (sulz.wordpress.com) at the end with your own url. u have to put it in a link tag of course.

    #51223

    sulz
    Member

    for future readers, i have removed the translation links from my sidebar. (i keep getting hits from this thread regularly, which i assume that readers who stumbled across this want to see how it’s done.) if you want to have a look at it, this blog is using it: http://nylusmilk.wordpress.com

    #51224

    millaq
    Member

    I’m a future reader. It has partially worked for me. I can see my blog in English at last! But the sidebar is gone, unless you click a post. What I am doing wrong? (the link is currently at the bottom of the sidebar). Thanks in advance for your help.

    #51225

    sulz
    Member

    i viewed your blog via firefox with no problems at all, and the link works too. is the sidebar still playing hide and seek?

    #51226

    jtingey
    Member

    I’m trying to do this as well. The link to the nylusmilk site seems to translate page 1 only. I need to adapt Babelfish to do every page. The Babelfish site gives me this javascript:
    <script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.altavista.com/static/scripts/translate_engl.js"></script>
    But when I put that into a text widget, the widget won’t save the code. Why is that? I’m feeling pretty stupid here. Thanks.

    #51227

    raincoaster
    Member

    Because javascript is disabled at wordpress.com. It will not work at all. That’s why we have to do these workarounds.

    (Also, in future you might not want to bump resolved threads, because most people don’t read them)

    #51228

    nylusmilk
    Member

    Jtingey: As raincoaster said, we cannot use javascript here. What I did was to copy the url of the translation, which is why it only translates the front page only. If you want to translate all your posts/pages, you probably have to do it manually. This is not practical, since you would be updating your blog constantly.

    #51229

    jtingey
    Member

    Thanks for the info! (Normally I wouldn’t post on a resolved thread but saw that the previous post had only been left a few hours before mine.)

    #51230

    @jtingey
    I’m glad to hear this worked out well for you. FWIW only the original poster and or Staff and Moderators can mark threads “resolved”.

    #51231

    millaq
    Member

    sulz, it keeps doing it. But I saw it today on a pc (I’m a Mac) and it looks almost fine…. I’ll contact support about this because I’ve been having other problems in the last 2 days, maybe the’re all related. Txs a lot.

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