You can now read this blog in Spanish, French, Chinese or Hindi – how cool is that? Plus the bra poll is a cliffhanger – keep voting

Tower of Babel (right). My wonderful blogmeister Eddy Lambert has found a way to put a Google Translate button on the blog (to the right, above the twitter 350px-Brueghel-tower-of-babelicon). The drop down menu gives you an astonishing range of language options and more or less instantly translates the whole blog. Judging by the Spanish version (my only decent non-English language skill), the translation is a bit clunky, but intelligible. Please tell your non-English speaking friends and give us some feedback on whether it works. Or as they say in Esperanto: ‘Mia mirinda blogmeister Eddy Lambert trovis manieron meti Google Translate butonon sur la blogo (dekstre, supre la twitter ikono). La falmenuo donas al vi mirindan gamon de lingvaj opcioj kaj pli aŭ malpli tuj tradukas la tutan blogon. Juĝi por la hispana versio (mia sola deca ne-angla lingvo kapableco), la traduko estas iom clunky, sed komprenebla. Bonvolu diri al viaj ne-angla parolantaj amikoj kaj donu al ni iom sugestoj sur ĉu ĝi funkcias.’ Meanwhile as I write, the voting on the big bra hunt is a dead heat, so I’ll leave the poll up for a few days to let people slug it out. Mobilize your forces, people.]]>

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3 Responses to “You can now read this blog in Spanish, French, Chinese or Hindi – how cool is that? Plus the bra poll is a cliffhanger – keep voting”
  1. Great innovation! But why is swedish excluded? I know it is not one of the great world languages in terms of the number of people using it, and most Swedes read English quite well. But the same is true for Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Latvian, Norwegian,Slovenian etc.
    Discrimination or oversight? 🙂

  2. Bill Chapman

    It was good to see the use of Esperanto here.
    I hope you’ll allow me to add that Esperanto is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. That’s quite an achievement for what started as the idea of just one man. It has survived wars and strikes and economic crises, and continues to attract young learners.
    Esperanto is not a utopian dream. It works! I’ve used it in speech and writing – and sung in it – in about fifteen countries over recent years.
    Take a look at http://www.lernu.net