This building block enables you to drag and drop a FreeTranslation.com machine translation option on you site with a single drag and drop. For content or microsites that due to time-to-market or costs reasons are not localized, this widget enables the site to be translated automatically into a chosen language.
FreeTranslation is a SDL website that offers free machine translation capabilities for business communication. The service can be automatically translate content and documents using SDLs own very advanced machine translation technology. A visitor on a public FreeTranslation.com enabled website can simply select a language, and FreeTranslation.com will translate the page for him to the requested language.
How to enable your page or (micro)site
The building block can be used in modular templating by simply dragging and dropping it in the page template. The building block creates an entry in the package, by default named FreeTranslation. This entry has to be put on the page, in the included example this is done in a Adobe DreamWeaver page template by putting @@FreeTranslation@@ in the page. The building block therefore has to be put before the DreamWeaver template in this case.
How to install
Just build the Visual Studio project, and with the regular post-build action the template building block is stored in your SDL Tridion R5 system. On request a compiled assembly is also available.
How it works
A very simple building block is used to put the FreeTranslation.com script in your template. For supporting IE 6 & 7 that do not handle proper XHTML (f.i. self-closing tags) very well, I've added some dummy attribute, to prevent XML parsers (like the DreamWeaver mediator) to generate such a empty-element tag.