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    Red face Please help, files are uploaded now what?

    Ok got my files uploaded but now what do I link to? I found the readme a bit un-simplistic sorry

    This part baffles me
    Place the links from one of the flag files somewhere on your web page
    This is what I have tryed (laugh as loud as you want )
    Setting up a single text link called "translate" on my home page and linking to the following:
    flags-google.shtml
    /lang/es
    /lang/es<?php echo $_SERVER[


    Sad I know but hey I know nothing about this stuff
    PS: Not sure if it makes much difference by my site is in PHP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasMate View Post
    Ok got my files uploaded but now what do I link to? I found the readme a bit un-simplistic sorry
    Maybe you can help improve it soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasMate View Post
    This part baffles me This is what I have tryed (laugh as loud as you want )
    Setting up a single text link called "translate" on my home page and linking to the following:
    flags-google.shtml
    /lang/es
    /lang/es<?php echo $_SERVER[
    flags-google.shtml is a sample implementation. Most people can just cut and paste the contents of that file into their web site.


    But...

    Google recently changed the design of Google Translate -- so the translation script is not working for anyone. It will need to be redesigned to work with the new URL structure from Google.
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    Are you sure it's just google? I just added the code from the yahoo file and get this error when I click the link:
    We are experiencing a temporary problem with the foreign language section. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    Scuzi / Perdon / Pardon / Das is Nicht Gud / Sori / Nay canne doo tha laddy


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    If this script isn't working can you just tell me straight out? I read a few support posts about similar issues that I am having and it seems there is no definate answer about the script being at fault, yet the user's are not able to resolve their issues. Please let me know as I need to find a solution for my site asap. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasMate View Post
    Are you sure it's just google?
    Google made the change and now we need to adjust to it.

    So, you could blame Google or you could blame us. Either way, the two are not working together.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasMate View Post
    I just added the code from the yahoo file and get this error when I click the link:
    I haven't used the Yahoo translations in a long time. My current feeling is that the Google translations are so significantly superior that I am not going to invest any time with the other translation engines unless Google Translate becomes permanently unavailable.

    Do you have shell access to your server? If so, you can try to access Yahoo Babelfish from the server using `lynx` or `elinks`.

    Last I worked with it, Babelfish was doing some impressively sneaky things to block automated access. They were blocking requests that came from the same IP as the IP of the web site being requested. This effectively blocked every webmaster whose web site was hosted on a server with just one IP. I think Yahoo may have stopped doing that though.

    Instead, more people seem to have trouble with the Babelfish IP addresses not working from their servers. You may have to run some `nslookup` commands from your server to find the proper Babelfish IP addresses from your servers location.

    You then have to change the IP on this line from translate/index.php:
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    'trans_url'             => 'http://72.30.186.56/babelfish/translate_url_content?lp=en_$lang&trurl=$url',
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Google made the change and now we need to adjust to it.
    How long will it take to adjust the script do you think?
    Also how often does this happen? If it only happens every now and then all is good but if this is every month I don't think I want to be adjusting things all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasMate View Post
    How long will it take to adjust the script do you think?
    That depends upon how major the changes made by Google were. At this point, that is an unknown.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasMate View Post
    Also how often does this happen? If it only happens every now and then all is good but if this is every month I don't think I want to be adjusting things all the time
    Google doesn't want people to use automated means to access their translation services.

    As such, they don't make it easy to do so -- in fact they make it quite difficult.

    There are better translation scripts available if your site is running Wordpress or Joomla. If you site is not running either of those CMS's, I'm not sure what I would recommend.
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    Ok Will thanks for the honest reply

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    Revision 2.16 of the translation script has been released and is now available for download.

    It is happily translating pages on my server even as I type this.
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