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AshlynM's avatar

Is it possible to translate this website into English?

Asked by AshlynM (10592points) April 3rd, 2011

http://mixi.jp/

I think it’s Japanese and I don’t understand Japanese. Is there a way to translate it into English? I think it’s a social networking site and I just wanted to see what it was about.

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

So right-click on the page in Firefox, and scroll down to “page info” – then click on “translate”

XOIIO's avatar

Or just type the address into google, and there will be a little link that says “translate this page” in blue on the right. How do you not notice that?

AshlynM's avatar

It doesn’t translate the entire site. Only parts.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

I think that’s because it’s not entirely text – a lot of it is pictures. You can’t translate pictures.

XOIIO's avatar

@MyNewtBoobs Is completely right. Only text is identified. You could take screenshots and use an OCR program, or just learn some chinese.

everephebe's avatar

@XOIIO Chinese isn’t going to help if it’s in Japanese :D She said that twice, and the site is .jp/, how do you not notice that? :p Google translate is pretty hard to miss, I’ll give you that.

XOIIO's avatar

@everephebe I’m on some meds right now and a bit out of it.

the100thmonkey's avatar

It’s a Japanese site – how difficult it is to translate depends on what you want to translate and the quality of the translation software.

Also, translating the whole site will be impossible, as there’s so much user-generated content.

everephebe's avatar

@XOIIO Good excuse. :D I was only teasing anyway.

KateTheGreat's avatar

Get Google Chrome. Whenever you visit a page that is in another language, it’ll automatically ask you if you want to translate it.

XOIIO's avatar

@KatetheGreat Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Not google chrome. anything but!

Nullo's avatar

It’s a social networking site. If you can’t read the main page, then how will you network socially with all of the people therein?

AshlynM's avatar

I wasn’t intending on actually becoming a member…just wanted to translate the site so I could read it. Thanks for your input.

kirbsdude's avatar

Or you can use google translate.

Type into your browser translate.google.com, paste the link in that box there and press translate or whatever it says there next to the box.

XOIIO's avatar

@kirbsdude already said.

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