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Translate a web page with a click.....FREE

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Real Estate Agent with Marin Realty Group

I just found out about this really cool site that will translate your web pages into any of ten different languages including Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese! I believe you have to load special fonts onto your computer to translate Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Greek. What is wonderful about this is that it is FREE!! Just go to world.altavista.com and let  Bable Fish do the work for you!!  Amazing! Why weren't these tools around when I was in school pouring over my french translation! I notice they did not have Gaelic on as one of the languages...hmmm

Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA

Patricia this is awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing i will be using this for spanish

Eddy  

Jan 28, 2007 04:55 PM
Danny Smith
DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX

Ok...now what do you do with this ability?

Also I used to deal with the Irish quite a bit and there are very, very few people who speak or understand gaelic. It's basically a lost language. It is considered an Ancient language. The Irish speak english with a very heavy irish accent.They also speak very fast..to the point you have to ask them to slow down in order to understand them. 

Jan 28, 2007 05:02 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
I didn't see a link anywhere.  My kids use babelfish.com for their translations.
Jan 28, 2007 09:13 PM
Fred Light
| Nashua Video Tours - Nashua, NH
Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH
I wouldn't use this on YOUR web pages however.  If you ask anyone who actually speaks any of those languages, they will tell you that the automated web translation is dubious, at best.  Is it better than nothing?  Maybe.  But it's generally NOT good, usually laughable, and most often - unintelligible.

If you're looking to translate your website into another language, such as Spanish, YOU will look better if you just hire someone to translate it properly.  Otherwise, I'm afraid, you will look foolish to your customers.  BabelFish is cute and interesting, but it shouldn't be used as a tool for business.
Jan 28, 2007 11:46 PM
Patricia Gross
Marin Realty Group - Novato, CA

Thanks for all your comments.  Sorry about not adding the Altavista link Elizabeth.  I am new to blogging and still getting my chops down.  Glad to know the translation is dubious Fred, would hate to make blithering idiot of myself!!  And Denny, having just returned from the "Auld Green Sod" myself I can tell you Gaelic is still alive and well.  Although listening to it on the Radio I was amazed how much it sounded like an Arabic language.

Jan 29, 2007 12:38 AM
Olga Kellen
English-and-Russian.com, English-Russian Translation & Russian Internet Marketing - Hallandale, FL
Author of Amazon E-Series "Selling to Foreigners"

Fred Light is right! 100%

Here's more on free online translation in real estate at:

http://www.english-and-russian.com/free-online-translation.html

 

Aug 02, 2008 04:01 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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