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Language Translating Browser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123764D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is the ability to enable a translator to translate browser site information being displayed into the language preference of the web browser. Many web sites are created in foreign languages. If the language preference selected in the user's browser is unavailable, the site cannot be read by someone unfamiliar with this language.

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Language Translating Browser

   Described is the ability to enable a translator to
translate browser site information being displayed into the language
preference of the web browser.  Many web sites are created in foreign
languages.  If the language preference selected in the user's browser
is unavailable, the site cannot be read by someone unfamiliar with
this language.

   This would be accomplished by having a browser add-on
which would do language translation.  Any number of different
language translators could be installed with the browser.  When a
site is downloaded by the browser, the browser would look at the
language of the site and compare it with the user's preferred
language.  If the two are identical, then no further action in the
download process would be required.

   If the two are different, the browser would search for
an add-on translator program that would translate the site language
to the preferred language selected in the user's browser.  If a
translator program is unavailable, the site would be downloaded with
a "translator unavailable" message.  If the translator is available,
a pop-up offering such a translator would be displayed.  If several
translator programs are available, a selection of translator programs
will be offered.  It is also possible to refer to another web site
for translation.  If the translator option is elected, the site would
be translated as it was being displayed by the browser.  If different
fonts would be requi...