urn:uuid:110cf164-dd05-53eb-880b-f243175236ae Topic: Localization – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-07-10T13:26:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:210a619d-598e-4152-a92c-2f942e163c47 2022-07-10T13:26:00Z 2022-07-10T13:26:00Z On-device browser translations with Firefox Translations Firefox can now do offline and privacy-preserving translation of eight languages with more on the way. Powered by open-source and machine-learning. <p>The Mozilla Firefox web browser is finally beginning to catch up in a market where every competitor has an online language translation service feature. Firefox recently debuted its long-awaited privacy-preserving on-device translation service.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-translations.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:6fd12512-6f72-4762-8446-a69a1bc28a00 2022-03-31T02:00:00Z 2022-03-31T02:00:00Z How to install additional spell check dictionaries for Flatpak apps Flatpak apps are isolated from- and doesn’t use the system’s spell checker dictionaries. Here’s how to install more language options into the Flatpak runtime. <p>Flatpak apps run inside a separate and isolated environment from your main system. This environment separation is what helps make apps portable between different Linux distributions. However, it also changes the approach required to complete tasks like installing multiple spell checker dictionaries for bilingual users.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/flatpak-locale-dictionaries.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:70ed8bb0-28b2-4537-9def-297aa81149c3 2022-01-02T17:39:00Z 2022-01-02T17:39:00Z Your browser lies: the web isn’t written in your native language Your web browser can make it appear like everyone speaks your language. Browsers should also reverse-translate form submissions to avoid social faux pas. <p>Most webpages aren’t written in your native language; despite the entire web being available to you in your language. However, many web surfers don’t seem to realize that they’re reading machine-translated pages instead of the originals.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/translated-web-languages.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:663bf83d-7a54-4168-a1e2-b7bd4af11ed9 2019-10-06T11:43:00Z 2022-07-10T11:15:00Z How to detect machine-translated webpages Detect and measure when a web browser or an online translation-service has translated the contents of your webpages. <p>Everyone visiting your English-language-only website reads it in English, right? That’s a safe assumption to make, right? Well, no. Search engines including Baidu, Bing, Google, Naver, and Yandex include “Translate page” links next to results in foreign languages. Some web browsers like Google Chrome, Naver Browser (Whale), and Yandex Browser will auto-translate pages written in foreign languages to their users’ native languages.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/detect-machine-translated-webpages.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:cc30d5e6-33d4-4f45-97ce-f0664622c6c2 2019-09-26T04:58:00Z 2019-10-04T14:43:00Z Semantic markup improves the quality of machine-translated texts Text-level semantic HTML can improve machine-translation of texts containing program names, programming instructions, file paths, URIs, etc. <p>Web browsers like Google Chrome, Yandex.Browser, and Naver Whale; and leading search engines — including Bing, Yandex, Google, Naver, and Baidu — can machine-translate any webpage in seconds. This enables anyone who understands a supported language to access documents written in any other supported language.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/html-semantic-improve-machine-translation.html">Read more …</a></p>