Also are included are tabs to place at top-right, top-left, bottom-left, bottom-right.
There is also an auto option which places no widget but if the end-users browser language is different to your site language the Google translation bar appears. Thus a totally unintrusive option for most of your site users.
Translates over 50 languages.
Provides translations in most European, Asian and some African languages. Most major markets covered.
This module has backend language localization for English, French and German.
No need to register.
I have tried several others when building sites for my company's clients - but this one is by far the best as it is simple to manage and easy to use. I think the Google widget option is best - more language options.
At first I tried to use Multilang M17n (tested on Win2k3 Server, Apache 2.2.11 Webserver and MySQL 5.1), and only by installing it was able to mess up all my code! The author says that it's my configuration fault, so I wonder if your Multi Trans works fine because it's well written, or because it's a complete error!! Anyway, apart jokes, your module is really well working and easy to use; only 1 issue:
user should be able to adapt Google logo to menu size, because it's all in a row, and too long! Anyway Google frame works better now, so it's always a nice compromise.
In the google translation option the above faults are evident but the rendered code is identical to that supplied by google from which it is taken. The above comments don't apply to the yahoo option and only partly to the altavista option.
Whenever I first released these modules I took the view that it would be better to use the supplied code for the widgets as reading through the terms and conditions of the various widget suppliers indicated that there might be small legal problems with making alterations. So taking into account the high reliability in actual usuage I have decided to leave the code as is.
I'd love to see more flexibility of the look. Specifically, I'd love to be able to enter a module class suffix to make the module fit better with my site(s).
That's the only thing I can think of that can be solved by the coders of the extension. I don't love the frame too much, but that's Google, Yahoo and/or Altavista related.
The flags versus drop down is not an easy one to solve. I like the look of the flags better, but objectively, the drop down takes way less space. Would be nice to be able to choose but I won't lose sleep over that one.
If I could just get the look issue I spoke of fixed, I'd be a VERY happy camper :)
As is, GREAT job! Thanks bunches!
And so far as we can see, this module gives us three option, either Yahoo, AltaVista or Google (in fact you can use three of them together)..so at least I can see the designers and programmers' efforts.
Besides, three of these are WORKING!!! Sincerely i would like to say it's a great module! and thanks for making this module available!
Just few qualms:
1. For yahoo! why there is no option for going back to original language? And why the size of the module can't be a little smaller like google one?
2. For Altavista why it opens in another page? And again why the size of the module can't be a little smaller like google one?
But even if I ignore these, its doing absolutely great.
Maybe it's not the best business package but for the language challenged among us, absulutely great.
translates your english site til a lot of others languages,
i will use it to help me make my own translations of my site,and use this until i have done it ;)
my regards hucks.
I know the Bablefish translations frequently leave a lot to be desired, but something is better than nothing and this Module does for me. Now to find a place to put it on the site (",)