Translation Tools for Your Web Site

Google and Microsoft have recently released translation widgets (web tools for your web site) that you can embed on your school web site. While both rely on machine translation, and translation quality will vary, it is a nice feature to offer your community and visitors to your web site who would like to browse your content in their native language. Microsoft's Web Page Translator offers 25 language pairs. From testing it, it seems to only work in Microsoft's browser, Internet Explorer. I was able to utilize Google Translate on several browsers including Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. It uses a machine translation system developed by Google, and offers 29 language pairs.