Microsoft Translation Widget: Moving MT one step closer to the Web page

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I’m happy to see Microsoft Research launch this new Web site widget.

I’ll have to test it out on my site when I get the time — and would love to hear from others who have tried it.

A demo site is here.

I really like how the widget creates a more seamless translation experience, which is a big step toward taking machine translation to the masses. I’m looking forward to the day when I no longer have to manually copy and paste URLs into Google Translate and the like.

However, I did get confused initially on figuring out how to return the page back to English. That bar at the top of the page blended in a bit too much at first. I’d like to see a language reset button on the widget itself.

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Translation Widget: Moving MT one step closer to the Web page”

  1. John, your feedback is appreciated. We are working on adding a more obvious way to get back to the original page in our upcoming release.
    Feel free to ping me if you would like to try it out on the site.

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