Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Works for me Wednesday

Do you ever come across a blog that is written in another language?
I sometimes get comments written in English on my blog, but when I visit the person who left it, I find I can't read the post because it's in another language. I've found sites that translate if you know the language, but I often have no idea.
Then I found this site:

http://translate.google.com/#auto|en|

This one will figure out what language it is, and will translate it to the language of your choice. It's not something I use often, but it's handy at times.
*Don't use it on the strange comments you may occasionally get in Chinese. I don't think any of us want to know what those comments say!

For more tips, visit Kristen at We are THAT Family.

15 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

I've noticed quite a few bloggers getting the family chinese characters in their blog comments and find it something that we have to delete because of links contained within the message itself that is spam.

Such a shame that people will use it for purposes other than what it was created for.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

I have had some on All GODS Creatures.

Hugs,
andrea

Pat said...

Very interesting. my sister in law is from Peru, some of her FB posts in in spanish and I dont know what they say!

Karin said...

I was going to get a friend to translate the Chinese characters for me - but then decided to simply delete them. I've never tried their links but I trust what others have said, lol! Don't need to find everything out myself!

Good advice to check with google and yup, it works!

"D" said...

I have heard of that before and used it and I find that it translates but even after it has it's still hard to make sense of the broken English :(

Sue O said...

Yup, those little Chinese characters are the reason I moderate comments on mine!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I've had a few in other languages too. Thanks for the link.

oldmanlincoln said...

The Chinese characters left on my blogs are now caught and go into spam where they are deleted. I have checked the links. Each little dot on the string..... is a link and goes either to a real estate deals or to porn shops and videos and pictures.

You can also download and add a translation feature on your blog sidebar. I think Google has the easiest to install and seems to work the best for me.

Thanks for your visit and comment.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Hooray for you!!! And thanks for sharing the link. I'll be sure to bookmark this as I too have had 'foreign' comments. You served us well today Mari. And, I so appreciate the time you took to share it with us.

2Thinks said...

Good tip. Funny last line :)

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Brooke said...

lol @ the chinese comments comment! :P

Betty said...

I get those english comments leading to some kind of advertising sites too. I try to delete them all, so that they will be discouraged and stop coming. I have´nt had them in a while, so hopefully it´s working.

Cherdecor said...

Thanks, Mari.

Kim said...

I love that blogger now has the option to "spam" those weird comments. I'm not longer being bothered by them which is a relief after getting at least one a day for months and months!

Kari said...

I love the google translate tool. it's so great.