What are my options for web translation these days?
August 28, 2009 2:04 PM   Subscribe

What options do I have for web translation?

I'd like to link my website's visitors to translations of the page in question. What can I use for this? Ideally I'd like to have a drop down menu appear at the top of each page with language options. But I'm not sure which service to use, or whether there's something I can install on my server. I know Google's pretty much the most widely-used these days, but I'd like to give some attention to alternatives, particularly if they're open source.

Originally I was just planning on adding the translation links by hand, like so, but there's probably a more sophisticated solution. Also, it's a WordPress site, but the solutions don't have to be specifically for WordPress -- in fact I've looked through all the widgets and the plugins and I haven't really found one I liked yet.

What are your recommendations?
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here might be a wordpress plugin that does what you want. Here's a review of many translation related plugins.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:34 PM on August 28, 2009

I think might have to end up coding this myself after all, but the Global Translator plugin pointed me in the direction of some alternative translation engines. Thanks!
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious at 10:28 AM on August 29, 2009

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