Leosghost - 5:21 am on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Whoa there..... if I put a Google translation button on my pages I'm providing the viewer with a way to see a crappy translation.
If I create multi-language pages as part of my site using offline software I'm providing the viewer with a way to see a crappier translation.
It's not the same outcome... the common denominator doesn't exist, the offline tool that outputs the crappier translation and the online tool that puts out slightly better but still crappy translation are not the same.
Devaluing a website that has crappy translations made with offline software while at the same time providing an online tool that creates the slightly less crappy translation is better than just having really crappily translate pages done by offline tools.
If the offline translation tool doesn't do the job properly in this new era of quality, then get rid of it..And try not to use the online tool because a human translated text is worlds better.
Added my bold..IMO makes more sense now :-)