(What an amazing photo!! Look at Periyava sitting in some asana posture!)
While playing around some of the widgets, I found that Google’s translation widget is available. I have just placed it in the sidebar – pl scroll down to see it…This tool translates the site and any post to a language that you choose. Since our blog has the mix of Tamil & English, I tried to choose English and see how it looks – it does some translation – not very good. I tried an individual post also. I also tried Telugu etc – it does convert them..Can’t comment on the quality. Besides, the quotes from Periyava’s speech / dheivathin rural etc are hard for any tool to do auto-translation…..I am sure that pure Tamil articles might be a good candidate for these kinds of tools as opposed to colloquial Tamil.
Clearly, this widget can’t replace our translation effort but it is a good attempt by Google.
Play with it and comment!
Here is the trick to use this:
For choosing language anything other than English is easy. I think it is a product bug – if you want to choose English, you need to choose some other language and then choose English 🙂 I always admire these software developers/designers