multi language for any website?

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Do you have any script to translate any words to any languages on earth?
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  • Profile picture of the author StevNite
    Hi dear,
    Would you like to explain more about your statement?
    How can i avail this facility?
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    Software cannot translate language, only a human being can. Google Translate has some kind of widget for 'translating' your website but you would never use it on a serious website, it's just statistical guesswork by a machine and ranges from "a good approximation" to "totally incomprehensible" and would be more likely to make a visitor LEAVE your website a lot of the time!
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    so should I rewrite all the language in each of my pages into other tens of foreign languages? Any better ideas? lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by visimedia View Post

      Do you have any script to translate any words to any languages on earth?
      Do you mean to all of the world's 6,909 known living languages???
      [Source: http://www.ethnologue.com/]

      Originally Posted by visimedia View Post

      so should I rewrite all the language in each of my pages into other tens of foreign languages?
      YES! - if you want real multilingual sites...

      <rant>only monolingual people think a machine/software could translate something...</rant>
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      • Profile picture of the author visimedia
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        Do you mean to all of the world's 6,909 known living languages???
        [Source: http://www.ethnologue.com/]


        YES! - if you want real multilingual sites...

        <rant>only monolingual people think a machine/software could translate something...</rant>
        Cool reply, thx
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  • Profile picture of the author Daveyz
    I think maybe you can try the Google translate? I think its a widget that allows the user to change to whatever language he wants to. There a re a few sites around that i have seen that uses this. However not sure as to how accurate the translation is though...
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    It's not really about accuracy per se, it's about the fact a computer cannot understand what it is 'translating' so what you get is something that IS understandable a lot of the time, but also full of crazy constructions that make no sense, and it's obvious to the reader that something is wrong! Of course, you can't pay to have your website translated into 200 languages, I know where you're coming from! But if you use the Google Translate tool you should know what you are getting is a lot like 'spun' content. Also if you use the automated Google tool it's possible the pages won't get indexed as G knows it's not human-written content. It might even run off Javascript, I am not sure, but that is definitely no good for your content. I very rarely recall Googling for something and getting machine-translated content, though I won't stake my life on that. So all I am saying is, if you are fine with spun content on your site (like you are making a great big Adsense site or something) then knock yourself out
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