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


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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John Yunker
John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.
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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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