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In the stats and referers section of my Typepad blogging site I came across an interesting link, a program from Google some how has translated my entire blog into Korean, it looks cool, check it out.
December 10, 2005 in Web/Tech | Permalink
When I click on that link it starts to send me to the translated site: (http://18.104.22.168/translate_c?hl=ko&sl=en&u=http://patrickmccoy.typepad.com/...) but then I get redirected back to English. Assuming you can access this link correctly, Google is doing some locale detection and redirecting. Or it could be checking the current or default Multilingual User Interface (MUI) and making a decision based on that.
Interesting... I'd like to see the Korean site and we have the Korean language pack for XP loaded here as it's Yuki major at UW. I'll let you know if I figure this out.
December 12, 2005 at 04:57 AM
Okay, this link works:
If you shorten the link it doesn't redirect. Very cool.
December 12, 2005 at 05:00 AM
Correction: The links work if you cut and paste the link into your search bar, but not if you click on them directly. I don't work in IE, but my guess is that IE allows redirection if you click on a link, but assumes the user doesn't want to be redirected if they have typed in the full address.
I think if folks want to see the Korean site they may have to cut and paste this link into the search bar. http://22.214.171.124/translate_c?hl=ko&sl=en&u=http://patrickmccoy.typepad.com
December 12, 2005 at 05:02 AM
Thanks for the leg work Arie. Do you know if they can translate it into any language?
December 12, 2005 at 07:21 AM
I believe so. See: http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
Its called "google translator".
December 13, 2005 at 10:46 AM
I should add that Yuki tried this said the Japanese to English Beta sucked "really sucked".
December 13, 2005 at 02:17 PM
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