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Fine tuning Google translate

May 31, 2012

From Google’s announcement:

So today, we’re launching a new experimental feature (in beta) that lets you customize and improve the way the Website Translator translates your site. Once you add the customization meta tag to a webpage, visitors will see your customized translations whenever they translate the page, even when they use the translation feature in Chrome and Google Toolbar. They’ll also now be able to ‘suggest a better translation‘ when they notice a translation that’s not quite right, and later you can accept and use that suggestion on your site.

Oh, lots of opportunity for pranking here!  I wish we could try it here on BLT, but we are restricted by’s restriction on using  Javascript.  Perhaps the next time we have a BLT bloggers summit, we’ll need to consider hosting the blog ourselves.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2012 3:00 pm

    Would Blogger aka Blogspot (a Google product) not restrict against using Javascript and enable the GT functionality on a blog?

  2. May 31, 2012 3:03 pm

    That’s right — there is no restriction on adding Javascript to Blogger/blogspot blogs.

  3. May 31, 2012 8:21 pm

    I am sure you folks will have fun with this. We might all turn into Babelfish


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