Monday, November 30, 2009

Add Microsoft Bing Translator Widget to Blogs or Websites

Select your preferred language from the Drop-Down box and check the live demo of this cool translator from Microsoft.  Microsoft Bing translator, Microsoft's response to Google Translate.

Recently I had a shared a detailed post on How to Add Google Translate Widget to Blogger Blog. Considering, the bitter rivalry of the two technology giants Microsoft & Google (Yes, now it’s more exciting & bigger than the traditional Coke vs. Pepsi war) I was just wondering what’s the Microsoft’s answer to Google Translate? I was not disappointed by Microsoft, and now I must say the rivalry has definitely served as the fuel for cutting edge innovations.
Google provided a tool Google Translate in 50 languages for translating website or blog content. Microsoft has come up with Microsoft Bing Translator. It’s yet to match Google translate in number of languages supported, but considering it’s a new product, I hope it soon catches up with Google Translate.

Currently, it supports the following 20 languages:
  • Arabic
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
As you must have checked the live demo of Microsoft Bing Translator at the beginning of this post, You may agree, look and feel is excellent (Of course no one can beat Microsoft in packaging). Color & Width of the widget is customizable. It’s a simple dropdown box where you can choose your preferred language to translate. They may enhance the number of languages supported in near future. Regarding the quality of translation I can’t comment as I don’t speak any of the supported languages. You can give me a comparative feedback on quality of translation of Google & Bing Translate.
I recommend every blog and website should use one of the two translators as it enhances your website/blog’s reach. You may not notice, But It’ll definitely help you in building a good traffic in the long run. Here’s a Click once fully automated installation of Microsoft Bing Translator to your Blogger blog.

How to auto-install Microsoft Bing Translator to blog / website

Google translate definitely scores better when it comes to ease of installation, unlike Bing Translator it doesn’t require any registration. But Bing is still in Beta, perhaps they require registration for testing and feedback. Here are the steps to install Microsoft Bing Translator:
  • Visit Microsoft Translator.
  • Provide your website/blog URL and language in Site info section
  • In Options section you can customize the Color & Width of the widget.
  • Click checkbox to Agree to terms of use.
  • Click Generate Code.
  • Copy the generated code.
This code can be used in any Blog or Website hosted on any platform. Website’s webmasters  can simply paste this code in their respective homepage. WordPress, TypePad and Blogger platform users can paste this as HTML/JavaScript Widget in their respective blog editing tool. 

How to add Microsoft Bing Translator to Blogger blog

Log into Blogger account > Go to Layout > Page Elements > Add a Gadget > Basics > HTML/JavaScript > In Content section paste the code which you have copied from Microsoft Translator website. Here, you can provide a Title in the Title section if you wish.

How to Remove / Uninstall Microsoft Bing Translator

In case you didn’t like it, remove it in the same way as you would remove any other code/widget. For Websites simply remove the code. For Blogs you need to remove the Widget/Gadget.
For Blogger, You can remove it as follows:
Log into Blogger account > Go to Layout > Page Elements > Click Widget’s Edit > Click Remove.
Play around with the free online translation service Powered by Microsoft! Contact Techno-Pulse for any query…



  1. I don't think I need a translator for most of my sites but I may add this to my PM exam site to play with it. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the update i don't know that bing is offering such services for a blogger.. But I will still continue to use Google Translator as it has vast options and supports more than 50 languages..

  3. The thing to like is the look and appearence, and is cutomisable.

    But hindi is not included, i hope anyday.

  4. @Rajesh: Yes, Bing Translator is limited to 20 languages in compared to Google Translate's 50.

    @Shekhar: Bing Translator is fully customizable. Also, I observed that it loads faster than Google Translate.

  5. I prefer use MyMemory 'cose I have human suggestions

  6. I love it and tried it but te removed as it did not have Vietnamese language there. Wait for new updates

  7. Thanks for the handy little tip. I always hated those little flags at the top of the page that changed the language, something like this is a lot cleaner and easier to use :)

  8. Google translator is a lot better than it.. Hope bing will soon add more languages.

  9. please translate this writting in Vietnamese. Thank you

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  11. I agree with the last comment. It's good to have a translator or even just an application to translate the contnet of your website depending on the IP addresses of your visitors. That will surely be a plus.

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