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Windows Live Translator Widget

Last week, the Translation team blog posted about an add-in for your website or blog that uses the Windows Live Translator. The MSR-MT team blog has announced the latest feature addition that rolled out earlier this week. Now on the Live Translator home page you will find a new link  “Add the web page Translator to your site“. By clicking on this link you go to a page that offers snippets of code that can be added to individual web pages for which you wish to offer translations.

The code generator will create the appropriate widget depending on the source language of your site. Refer to the Live Translator introduction post where Andrea listed the language pairs that we currently support.

So here is what you do to have a link on your web page to translate it:

  1. Click on the Add the web page Translator to your site link
  2. Select the language your web page is written in (source language of your site)
  3. Copy that code and paste it into the HTML of your web page that should offer translation. For example: Since I chose English, the code that is generated looks like this:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=http://translator.live.com/TranslatePageLink.aspx?pl=en></script>

The end result looks like below pic with the available languages listed in the drop down.

For the more technically minded here is some more information on the parameters that the Live Translator accepts:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=http://translator.live.com/TranslatePageLink.aspx?pl=en></script>

where lp is the language pair (such as en_fr for english to french) for source and target languages.

The Windows Live focused community site ViaWindowsLive is making creative use of the Live Translator to make their site available in multiple languages (look on the left bottom of the page). I would love to check out how you might be utilize this new feature. Feel free to post a link to your site in the comments.

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