Friday, January 8, 2010

Translate Simplified Chinese Blog/Website to English

Simplified Chinese is the written text (of Chinese) that is used in mainland China and among people of Chinese origin  in Singapore nowadays. This written form mainly evolved and was adopted after the end of civil war and the establishment of today's P.R. China in 1949, so you may also call it as a relatively “modern form” of Chinese text. The reason and purpose for the Chinese government to develop this simplified writing system is believed to be “simplifying the writing method, easing the effort in writing, and encouraging more people to become literate.”

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Simplified Chinese to other languages Google translate

It’s a free tool from Google. It can be used for translation between 50 major languages of the world. The auto-installation/code provided here will translate any blog/website in Simplified Chinese to the following 13 languages:

  1. English
  2. Arabic
  3. Chinese (Traditional)
  4. Filipino
  5. French
  6. German
  7. Hindi
  8. Indonesian
  9. Japanese
  10. Malay
  11. Spanish
  12. Thai
  13. Vietnamese

Look and Feel of the Translator

It’s a drop-down box, powered by Google. Looks and function similar to the Google Translate drop-down box widget used at the top right side bar of this blog. You can contact me for any query or can visit the Google Translate URL provided at the end of this post.

The translation may not be perfect for complex sentences but it works well with simple sentences. Check the following:

上海是中国最大的城市

Google Translate translated this Simplified Chinese sentence to English & vice-versa as:

Shanghai is China's largest city.

How to auto-install Google Translator to your Blogger blog

  • It takes 2 clicks and 10 seconds to install this free automatic translator tool.
  • Click on the [+Add to Blogger] image (after Serial # 5 of this description) .
  • It’ll prompt you to log into your blogger account, if you are not already logged in. After logging in you’ll find the following blogger interface: 

Chinese-English-Translator-Widget-Blogger 

  1. Select any of your blog from the dropdown list (if you’ve multiple blogs)
  2. You can add or edit the Title of the widget / gadget.
  3. Click the ADD WIDGET button as shown encircled in screen shot above.
  4. Now check the widget added in your Layout > Page Elements > somewhere at the top at side column.
  5. View your blog and translate it to the language of your choice.
Now you can click the following [+Add to Blogger] and proceed for auto-installation of Chinese to English & other major languages Google Translate to your Blogger blog.

Add Chinese to English & other language translator to Wordpress Blogs / Websites

Simply copy & paste the following code in your webpage somewhere after <body> and before </body> tag.

<div id="google_translate_element"></div><script> function googleTranslateElementInit() {  new google.translate.TranslateElement({     pageLanguage: 'zh-CN',     includedLanguages: 'ar,zh-TW,en,tl,fr,de,hi,id,ja,ms,es,th,vi'   }, 'google_translate_element'); } </script><script src="http://translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit"></script>

How to remove Google Translator from Blogger

Remove it in the same way as you remove any other widget. Go to Layout > Page Elements > Click Widget’s Edit > Click Remove. Your blog/website is ready to be translated from Simplified Chinese to other major global languages. Enjoy free online automatic translation, Powered by Google! Contact me for any query

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13 comments:

  1. thank you, many ways that can be done to achieve the goals and objectives consistent with what we want. spirit, hard work and proper technique is a way to make it easier. interesting article

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  2. Google must bring some tamplates for this widget as bing has done. Seems they are neglecting :(

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  3. All these translators, especially this one from Google, seem so promising but I'll be curious to see how well it translates from someone who is bilingual.

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  4. These transalators were looking very promising but one has to check how well they were transalating.. I use to check some vietnamese blogs where the translator is translating the blog content but it fails in sentence formation..

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  5. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  6. I use to check some vietnamese blogs where the translator is translating the blog content but it fails in sentence formation..

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  7. I speak Greek, German and English. The translation is poore and lacs in sentence formation indeed as the ejaz14357 says above, and he is right.

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  8. Like your English language website you must format the document using all standard SEO practices. Include a page title, keywords and emphasize your keywords in bold or italics, and include keywords in your headings.

    Do these translations with the Google translation tool. You should find that making a page in Chinese not much more difficult than an English language page.

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  9. This is brilliant, finally one that works. However, I recently tweaked some CSS codes and now the gadget is not responsive. If I move the gadget to the container id=main it will work. It worked before, do you have any idea why it is not working at the moment? pls visit my blog //when2meets2test1. and have a look.

    Thanks.

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  10. hi i tried the google translate but its not working on filipino to english translation.
    Check out my blog at smartkrissy.blogspot.com

    Pls. email me so i can fix it, my email is kris157east@gmail.com thanks!

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  11. Its good for that I can speak English thank you so much for the information. Keep posting!

    liva

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  12. People should be aware of the fact that automated translation might be a useful tool, but when you require an accurate and precise Chinese translation, you should not rely on this kind of software!

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  13. Usually people prefer Google translator but its not much effective as professional and recommended to students here association of translation companies services.

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