How To Translate Web Pages Automatically Using Google Toolbar For Internet Explorer
Google has several language tools available which let you translate a website into any of the 40+ languages. However this translation needs to be done manually for every web page you are interested in. With the new Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, all websites that are in a language different from your browser’s default language would be automatically translated.
You can also translate the website into any other language with a single click by choosing from the list of available languages in the drop down box. This makes translation an integrated part of your browsing thus relieving you of the inconvenience of manual translation.
When you continue browsing web pages in a foreign language, you will continue to see translated pages rather than have to do the translation every time yourself.
Thus even in the case of pages which have dynamic content for e.g., Google Reader, you will be viewing translations in real-time. Finally, if you frequently translate pages in the same language, Toolbar will let you translate that language automatically without any extra clicks in the future.
Whenever you want to translate, click on the Translate button in the Google Toolbar. This will translate the page entirely into the default language of your browser. You can also choose to change the translation language from the pop-up menu’s Translation options (see the screenshot above). The default translation language can be set through the Toolbar Options.
How to change the default translation language?
Click on the wrench icon on the Google Toolbar. The Toolbar Options window opens. (or)
Right-click anywhere on Google Toolbar and select Google Toolbar Options…
On the General Tab, set the Toolbar language to a language of your choice.
From now on, all pages are automatically translated to this language whenever you click the Translate button.
List of all languages supported for translation
Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
Download Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Requires Internet Explorer 6.0+