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Features / Usability


Functionality of the integrated machine translation

Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:
I am not sure the machine language feature is applicable any longer, as most modern browsers support translation on-the-fly... however, I've successfully integrated Google's translation widget (which is still free, but unsupported). You can see it in action here.


One quick remark on Google translate: Despite it's name, Google translate does not translate anything. Google uses it's search engine to search for matching result patterns in source and target language, which is why the results are of "variable" quality. If a specific phrase is seldomly used in target language, quality deteriorates, and if a majority of texts write something incorrect, the "translation" will be just as well. Google may be ok to have a quick glimpse at a foreign text, but nothing more IMHO.

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