How to Create a Bookmarklet for a Translation Engine

To create a bookmarklet for a translation engine, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your translation engine site. Set the appropriate options such as source and target languages. Enter a dummy Web address to be translated, e.g. DUMMY_ADDRESS
  2. Run the translation
  3. Copy the Web address of the translation page to a text editor. Some translation engine uses frames; in that case, right click (ctrl+click on Mac OS X) the frame of the translated text and choose This Frame | Show Only This Frame.
  4. In the text editor, find the dummy address.
  5. Create a bookmark and set its location to the text in your text editor.

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Daniel Wang