The official Google blog posted about the new website translator gadget which once installed allows your site to be translated instantly in any of 51 languages.
How long would it take to translate all the world's web content into 50
languages? Even if all of the translators in the world worked around
the clock, with the current growth rate of content being created online
and the sheer amount of data on the web, it would take hundreds of
years to make even a small dent.
Today, we're happy to announce a new website translator gadget
powered by Google Translate that enables you to make your site's
content available in 51 languages. Now, when people visit your page, if
their language (as determined by their browser settings) is different
than the language of your page, they'll be prompted to automatically
translate the page into their own language. If the visitor's language
is the same as the language of your page, no translation banner will
Automatic translation is convenient and helps people get a quick gist
of the page. However, it's not a perfect substitute for the art of
professional translation. Today happens to be International Translation
Day, and we'd like to take the opportunity to celebrate the
contributions of translators all over the world. These translators play
an essential role in enabling global communication, and with the rapid
growth and ease of access to digital content, the need for them is
greater than ever. We hope that professional translators, along with
translation tools such as Google Translator Toolkit and this Translate gadget, will continue to help make the world's content more accessible to everyone.