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Translate iLounge into 9 languages (beta)

In response to numerous requests from readers overseas, we’ve just added an automatic translation feature to iLounge. Currently found on the left hand side of our main page, the translator bar provides Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean translations of most content on our pages, and is accessible via flag icons.

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We’re currently tweaking the translator bar and will enhance its functionality in the near future, but wanted to make it available in beta form while we work through the issues. As with all machine translation services, its results won’t be perfect, but they’ll hopefully convey the key points of our stories for easier multi-lingual consumption. Enjoy!

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Comments

1

Even though I only speak English, or at least attempt to, ya gotta love this site. Nearly everyday there is something new and improved.

Bravo, iLounge

Posted by sixtn39 on April 11, 2007 at 5:39 PM (CDT)

2

great news, gracias, but i was improving my english, je.

Posted by gonzalo on April 11, 2007 at 5:48 PM (CDT)

3

one more thing, the spanish flag it’s not this one.

Posted by gonzalo on April 11, 2007 at 5:54 PM (CDT)

4

The flag you have assigned for Dutch is in fact the Norwegian flag!!

Posted by cecilia anne on April 11, 2007 at 5:55 PM (CDT)

5

No, the flag pretending to have something to do with the Netherlands is in fact the Danish flag. Cool feature though.

Posted by Johan on April 11, 2007 at 6:23 PM (CDT)

6

no problems
http://www.flags.net/

Posted by gonzalo on April 11, 2007 at 6:31 PM (CDT)

7

There are a few corrections and a request I have to make:

#1 - You’re using a mexican flag for spanish. I’m not sure if that’s on purpose - is the translation specifically to mexican spanish? If not, you should either use a spanish flag, or a spanish and mexican flag combo (although you would have, then, to include flags from the rest of the spanish-speaking latin american countries, heh…).

Posted by Mainyehc in Lisbon, Portugal on April 11, 2007 at 6:54 PM (CDT)

8

(cont.)
#2 - You provide translations for 9 different languages, yet, you seem to have forgotten the world’s 7th most spoken language, portuguese, which happens to be my mother language, and some other 200 000 000 people’s.

Posted by Mainyehc in Lisbon, Portugal on April 11, 2007 at 6:55 PM (CDT)

9

(on a side note, why can’t I post comments with more than one paragraph in lenght?)

Posted by Mainyehc in Lisbon, Portugal on April 11, 2007 at 7:06 PM (CDT)

10

am i the only one who thinks that it’s a bit lame to just link to the google translated version of the english site? i mean, anyone could do that.

not that i have anything against google translate, but you could have made separate pages for the languages.

just seems kind of…classless.

Posted by mrmojorising on April 11, 2007 at 7:24 PM (CDT)

11

You may want to change the China flag’s language to Simplified Chinese, and if you still want Traditional Chinese (zh), use the Taiwan R.O.C. flag.

Posted by mjmoonwalker on April 11, 2007 at 7:36 PM (CDT)

12

gees, some people need to get over themselves.  Ilounge is trying something new, and it’s in Beta.  Give them a break guys.

Posted by MatrixSJD on April 11, 2007 at 8:28 PM (CDT)

13

I’m glad iLounge is taking steps forward to include all people. I only speak english as well, with a little spanish, but it’s good to know everyone is welcome here.

Posted by ddsd on April 11, 2007 at 11:01 PM (CDT)

14

The german translation is pretty bad. I can only guess whats ment, if I try to re-translate into english.

mk

Posted by mkummer on April 12, 2007 at 6:01 AM (CDT)

15

Spanish???

400–480 million people want iLounge in the most important language

Posted by Jzc on April 12, 2007 at 7:33 AM (CDT)

16

Where’s portuguese? Only the 6th most commonly spoken language in the world!  It should at least be in the top 9 you have!

Posted by Jon on April 12, 2007 at 10:59 AM (CDT)

17

The german translation is completely useless!
I doubt it very much, that any automatic way leads to a meaningful german translation.
Maybe you want to scrap German for the very asked for Portuguese.

Posted by Thorsten on April 12, 2007 at 11:30 AM (CDT)

18

I didn´t see “Spanish” because these is the Spanish flag, as “gonzalo” says.

Posted by Jzc on April 12, 2007 at 12:08 PM (CDT)

19

I appreciate the good intention and effort of iLounge to make this website available in different languages. I think people who don’t speak English should take the dictionary and improve their English. Translations made by google are no so good and would make you not to get the main idea.
** Leave the mexican flag, althoug other people would get angry.

Posted by Zaci on April 12, 2007 at 2:08 PM (CDT)

20

It should be the Spanish flag not the Mexican flag

- just because they speak Spanish in Mexico doesn’t mean the Mexican flag can be used to denote a Spanish translation - you don’t see an Australian flag used for English translations do you?

Posted by Ariza on April 12, 2007 at 10:02 PM (CDT)

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