Friday, March 16, 2007

Translate your site

Some of the more regular and observant visitors to my blog might have realised that it is now possible to translate my blog into 10 different languages, namely, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Arabic. Just check out the links on the top of my right hand side bar.

How did I do it?

Very simple. I am using Google's translation tool.

I prefer to use text instead of flags, which may be controversial. For example, Spanish is spoken through out Latin America (not Latin mind you), French is spoken in France as well as in Canada and several other countries.

Here is the code:

Just change the url of my blog ( in the code above to yours and you are done.



  1. Translation bots have been around for a few years. None of them are really worth much.

    As a real, flesh-and-blood translator, let me tell ya, what you pay is what you get.

  2. I agree with you. Google does a good job but it's not perfect. My French friends tell me that some of the translations are downright funny.