Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Google Translator for Your Blog

We visit the occasional blog written in another language and although we have the Google Translate widget on our blog, we didn't realize we could also put a button in our browser toolbar to translate those blogs we visit. We always had to go google/find the translator to use it. We put a button in our bar (no, not a wet bar, the toolbar) the other day and it is very handy.

The translations can often be strange but you can get the general idea. Except for those scary moments, such as the other day when we visited one that translated into words like sad and killing. We thought something terrible had happened. But it turned out the cat's human went to visit a cousin for the weekend and they were sad because they missed each other. Google, we appreciate the translator; it's very helpful, but don't scare us like that again!

For any of you who aren't yet aware the translator is available, you can pick up the widget for your blog at the top of the page and a button for your browser toolbar at the bottom of the page. Google Translator. It's very handy to have available.

Oh, and don't forget to vote for Merci as the cutest dog. See, she is the cutest dog.

Her personal voting link is:
Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam

22 comments:

  1. That sounds very handy indeed. Vote Merci!

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  2. Oh my, that could be upsetting if something didn't translate properly!
    Merci is the Cutest! :)
    Hope all is well with all of you at the FF!
    hugs,
    Lorianna

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  3. Good idea!

    Did you all enjoy your Columbus Day? We have a great Thanksgiving and I even got to eat some turkey. Hope you're having a nice week.
    xox
    Chef

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  4. We just voted for Merci. She has 75 votes!!! She's going to win for sure. We're sooooo excited!

    xox
    Chef

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  5. If you use Google Reader, look under Feed Settings. You can select "Translate to my Language" and when the blog comes up in your reader, it is already translated! That's what we always do; but you are right, sometimes the translations kind of miss the mark.

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  6. We notice a few oddities on some of the blogs we look at that get translated too. But that is a very handy gadget - thanks for sharing. And go Merci.

    woos, the OP Pack

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  7. How fascinating! We can check out what Adan is saying in Chinese! :)

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  8. I think I've heard this story somewhere:)
    hahaha ... after the shock, my mother and I read your post today and laughed.
    Indeed, sometimes the google's translator can be very useful, and in other time can be very bad. Mom and I confess, sometimes when we are too lazy to read in english, we use this tool from google. And sometimes mom has to read in english to understand the translation that google does, but it helps ^^

    We will continue voting for Merci !
    Hugs and Purrs

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  9. Thanks for the excellent tip!

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  10. Thanks for the info. ~S,S,C & F

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  11. They don't ofFUR Khyraese - we are boykhotting!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: My mom says it is funny when Unkhle Steve writes The Doggy Nanny or Mom - he's been speaking/khommunikhating in Chinese fur so long his writing in English reads oddly - like he's translated into Chinese and then bakhk to English!

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  12. I VOTED FOR MERCI! OUI, OUI! 'Cause she's so cute...my mom thinks she has a very sweet face, too.

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  13. That is very neat! We are off to vote( after w register!!) Love A+A

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  14. We've never used the Google translator before! Thanks for letting us know about it.

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  15. Yikes! That loses something in translation, I guess!
    Play bows,
    Zim - off to vote for Merci!

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  16. 89 votes!
    I have that Translator in my blog!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  17. I have a translator button on my blog, but didn't realize that I could put one on my toolbar. Thank you for the information.

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  18. Thanks for that info, I will get that gadget.. I will also vote for Merci.. She is doing so well.. Hugs GJ xx

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  19. Merci is very cute, we voted for her. We are vote # 101

    Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

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  20. That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

    Go Merci!

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  21. I like working with translator. It gives you a good start and the parts that are not exactly right can be so funny.

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