New Translation Feature

Hey – I just added some translation tools to this site on the right column. I think they rock!! I heard you could do that but I hadn’t seen anyone actually use the Google translation tools on their site.
Its real easy to use – just go to Google language tools, use the “translate this page” command and enter in the site address for each language. Copy the address for every language and use the addresses as links in your list. No sweat! I cant believe others are not using this feature. Thanks Google!


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Jon Harris says:

    Sounds formidable (in the French sense of ‘formidable’). How accurate do you think it is?

  • Rene says:

    I like it and I think I’ll follow your lead – thanks.

  • Jon says:

    Thanks for trying out this translation google thing.
    I tested the French version of your pages. Well, they are very readable, and understandable for the most part. Of course the french grammar is off a lot and it sounds a bit funny…
    On the whole, I think it’s good, as it gives french people (among others) access to more content.
    So thanks ! 🙂

  • Reinhold says:

    Well, Andrew, in german its really funny most parts. Leonard Sweet is “Bonbon Leonard” – how would he like that?

  • Jed says:

    Yeah, I noticed Leonard’s name in Spanish, too — “Dulce de Leonard” sounds like quite the tasty dessert!
    But I’d say that although it does read a bit funny, it gets enough of the meaning across well enough that someone with even a *very* basic understanding of English should be able to make sense out of it.

  • shok says:

    thanks for the heads up … i put it on my blog too …

  • matt says:

    do i ever have original ideas? well done for getting in there early with the translations. i may still go there.

  • International Editions

    Thanks to Andrew Jones at TallSkinnyKiwi for the Google Translation Tool tip, Daily Life Observed is now available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

  • Paul says:

    Very cool. You’re a pioneer, out front, and now I’m going to follow…thanks for making it sound so easy

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