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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
11 years ago3,923 views

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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

the widget is about 8-12 month old :)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Right that's why it looked familiar, but the tags are new :-)

Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The meta tag is not new, but the class is new.

See, for example, the archived version of Google Translate FAQ from March 2007: web.archive.org/web/2007030623 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Thanks, added an update!)

Eugene Villar [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

Aside from microformats, I think this is the first time a company wants to standardize a specific value (notranslate) for the class attribute.

Jason [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I would have liked to see a class that allows translation of only certain blocks of text while the rest of the page is disabled from translation by the meta tag. This would save me from adding the notranslate class to numerous spans/divs/etc.

Bill P. Godfrey [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

This would be good to stop it from translating my first name into "Invoice" or something.

Dutt [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

what happens if we copy paste the content from webpage and then transilate.

Thanks,
Dutt

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Technically this is very difficult to prevent. I believe you can do that always, in fact

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