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new translation plugin

I just installed automatic machine translation for my blog- you can now autotranslate into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

what a handy little plugin- just click the flag in the upper right hand corner! and you can bookmark the translated pages, no less. very cool.

I notice a lot of visitors running my site through Google and Babelfish translations, so hopefully this will save those folks some time.

Thanks to CW @ futurefeeder for the great plugin tip.


  1. I just tryed your new plugin – it is great, but you’ll have to be a little more carefull when you write.

    It translated “very cool” as “muito fresco”, which is grammatically correct, but “muito fresco” means “very gay” in portuguese…

  2. Administrator says

    haha… OK, I’ll try to be more normal with my language. Both you and Melisande commented on how funny the translated text is.

    I don’t think for a second that the translation tool makes much sense at all, I just noticed that greater than 40% of my website traffic comes through people translating my site through or; so if people are going to do that anyway, I might as well make it easier for them, right?

    I’ll try to avoid using that phrase though, since it translates it so poorly! I wonder how many other phrases I use get translated that badly…

  3. Mélisande says

    Another babelpun :

    “Origami tessellation folder Eric Gjerde lives in Minneapolis, MN.”
    in babelfrench :
    “La chemise Eric Gjerde de tessellation d’Origami habite à Minneapolis, manganèse.”
    which means :
    “The shirt Eric Gjerde from origami tessellation lives in Minneapolis, manganese”

    You are a very strange creature on a very strange planet, aren’t you ?

  4. Administrator says

    indeed, I am!

    that’s some horrible translation. ouch.

    hopefully people reading through the translation plugin expect things to be confusing?

    I guess they were reading it this way before, so no doubt they all thought I was a very gay shirt made from manganese all along.

  5. What I want to do on my blog, is every few hours take the oldest post and move it to the
    front of the queue, all automatically. Anyone know if there is a plugin that can do this or
    a simple way to set up another plugin to do this (use my own feed perhaps)?

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