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Google Translate...looks different

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
14 years ago6,802 views

Before it was defaulted to German to English.

It also looks very different.

translate.google.com/translate ...

The "Get Translate Buttons" returns a 404

translate.google.com/translate ...

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Weird... it looks the same to me. Mind you, I can't remember specifically what it looked like before the "change"

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah, it looks a little different to me...
By the way, what're Translator Buttons?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Don't now but I guess we'll find out when they decide to activate the url. it's probably a button you can drag onto your browser for a one click translation of any web page your viewing.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I think what DPic guessed is right. And BTW the page seems to be changed definately.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

i think it will be similiar to this translatum.gr/dics/tlb.htm

maybe like an extenstion or add-on to firefox.....

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I am seeing a slight redesign from yesterday, actually.

Here's the screenshot:


i137.photobucket.com/albums/q2 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I wrote an article about that yesterday (zorgloob.com/2006/10/changemen ...) and I sent the news to Philipp

As you can see, now the translated text is at the right of the text that you have to translate. Before there was in the same text area ;)
And of course the link to "get buttons", which doesn't work although it is translated in all the languages...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I get the new translation design too, Tom alerted me to it yesterday, and I forwarded the dead link bug to Google. Are they getting ready to roll out something there? I'd love to have the new translation efforts go live for all languages...

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Me too...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"Get Translation Browser Buttons"

This sounds like they might have either (i) created their own Google Toolbar buttons to make it easier to translate content using Google Translate... or (ii) they're going to promote the buttons I made for the FreeTranslation.com website:

toolbar.google.com/buttons/gal ...

Somehow, I expect it will be the former... :-(

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Like TOMHTML pointed out text is instantly translated and appears on the right side.

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Translation Browser Buttons are working now... they're bookmarklets to quick translate a page or the selected text from one language to another.

I preffer gTranslate ;P

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<< Like TOMHTML pointed out text is instantly translated and appears on the right side. >>

It's still doing a POST though – no fancy AJAX stuff. It just seems to be "instant" because it's Google...

Yeah, the buttons are old technology – just like these:

freetranslation.com/tools/brow ...

Inspired by these:

google.com/options/winexplorer ...

Maybe Google RS2 is coming soon...?

John Marshall [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

I like this new look.

"I preffer gTranslate ;P"
Ha, I wonder why :)

I like the 'Translate Page into English' option on the info button from the FF Google Toolbar

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