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    Translating my website - dilemma..

    I am thinking about translating my site. Don't know which method will be the best for me - automatic or human translation..

    If I'll use an automatic translator (a plugin or something), will it be indexed in Google with all these languages that it offers? Even without a user selecting the language from the translation menu (of the plugin) on the site..?
    Or should I do a sub-domain with human translation because the plugin will not be indexed automatically..?
    I am not speaking here about translation quality, just to know if it will be indexed with an automatic plugin or tool, because it will save me a lot of time, and there are some tools that translate quite good.

    Thanks..

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    are you just talking webpages as a whole? are you using a serverside language? you could (I think*) take in where there origin ip is (globally) -or figure out what lang they are using some other way- and then streamwrite your inner page and convert it on the fly before postback... default it to the common lang of where you will target
    for example in C# I could hae it defaulted english and pick-off what lang you are using and then encode based on that-
    encoding class ref/example

    granted you prob are not doing aspx but that is just an example of how to think about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by alykins View Post
    you could (I think*) take in where there origin ip is (globally) -or figure out what lang they are using some other way-
    Browsers have a "preferred language" setting ($_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE']) which allows the user control of this. Much better than "your IP is in Switzerland, so you must speak, uh, German".

    Dave

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    I assumed there was a better way- I just have never had in my req to account for lang other than english

    @OP I would take Dave's methodology of extracting preferred language and apply my ideology to whatever server-side language you are running.

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