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Facebook Offers Translation Tool to Other Sites

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/09/2009

Brad Stone

"Back in January 2008, Facebook was available in one language: English. That's when the company introduced a new translation tool that allowed its members to do the hard work of translating the site into their native languages. As a result, Facebook is now available in 65 languages, and a majority of its users are overseas.

"On Thursday, Facebook will make that translation tool available to other sites. The new program is called Translations for Facebook Connect, and it is being offered to the 15,000 sites and applications that use the Connect service, which allows visitors to log in using their Facebook ID and password and broadcast some information back to their friends on the social network.

"The translation tool works by asking users to submit possible translations of phrases, and then soliciting their votes on which is the most accurate. So now a country's tourism Web site, for example, can use the tool to solicit help with a translation, and then present the site to users in their native language when they log in using their Facebook ID." Read on...

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"Facebook Offers Translation Tool to Other Sites", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/facebook-offers-translation-tool-to-other-sites