Over the weekend, I upgraded the Google Translate Widget into TranslateThisButton. In the following screenshot, I highlighted the area you might be interested to try out. I tested under Chrome/Firefox/Safara/IE6 and all are working.
This tool was created by Jon Raasch. Very nice work based on Google Translate API. Thanks a lot, Jon!
The TranslateThis Button allows you to set a number of options:
* Tracking with Google Analytics
* Changing the button image
* Changing text options
* Changing supported languages
* Callback functions
* And more...
The TranslateThis Button leverages the Google Language API so the translation it provides is the same as Google Translate. However it provides a number of advantages over Google Translate's widget.
* First Google Translate's widget is an ugly dropdown of languages, while the TranslateThis Button provides a nice user interface to access the languages.
* But more importantly, the TranslateThis Button doesn't redirect users to translate.google.com, meaning that it allows you to retain the users on your site, along with any linkbacks, tracking data, etc.