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Google Translate API: Shutting Down, is there an alternative?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 | Business | No Comments

Being sick for a few days, I was late in hearing the news.

Google is shutting down the Google Translate API.  Right now it’s just deprecated, with a full shutdown not occurring until the end of the year, but still … it’s happening.

They say it’s because of abuse.  Abuse?  On the internet?  I don’t believe it.

Fortunately, there are still options for those of us who wish to use a service to translate text.   › Continue reading

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Google Translate’s Toolbar: How to disable the banner

Sunday, September 12th, 2010 | Business | 14 Comments

Working with multiple languages is tough, one of the great tools is Google Translate Tools.

It lets you specify which languages and make them available on your site.

Unfortunately once you are viewing a page written NOT in your browser’s native language, it pops up automatically.  The banner that pops up pushes your site content down independent of your background graphic, and that can cause problems for certain layout / design approaches.

There’s a quick and easy fix.

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