Have you ever wanted to link to a web page that is in a different language than your own site?
Translator Widget: For your own pages (http and https)
The Microsoft Translator webpage widget allows you to deliver the page in multiple languages, without taking your users away from the site. Go here to get the code snippet for your widget. Pages with the widget on them can be linked to in a specific language by adding ?__mstto=<lg> to the URL where <lg> is the language code (like es for Spanish) you want the page to be shown in.
For instance, this article in English has the following link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/translation/archive/2008/11/10/linking-to-a-foreign-language-web-page-with-microsoft-translator.aspx
Billingual Viewer: On any web page (http protocol only, no https)
You can use Microsoft Translator bilingual viewer to link to the translated web page.
- Showing an English site to a Simplified Chinese language user: www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=en&to=zh-chs&lo=TB&a=www.technet.com
- Showing a Japanese site to an English user:www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?from=ja&to=en&lo=TP&a=www.metro.tokyo.jp
You can directly embed all the options in the link. Here is how that works:
Syntax (see examples above):
Valid language codes:
en, de, fr, it, es, pt, zh-chs, zh-cht, ja, ko, ar, ru, nl, cs, da, he, el, pl, sv, th
Valid layout codes:
SS (side-by-side), TB (top-bottom), SP (original with hover translation), TP (translation with hover original)