09 May 2010
We've recently installed the Worldwide Lexicon plugin for Wordpress on the Meedan blog, and you should too.
It allows readers of other languages to access your content in their own language.
In our case, that means Arabic speakers who have Arabic as their default browser language can read our English language posts in translation.
WWL automatically offers a Machine Translation, or - where available - a human translation. Any reader can edit the translations on the page and improve them, much as we do on Meedan using the IBM Transbrowser.
Every translation is stored in WWL's open source translation memory, and offered up whenever the translation is accessed by another user.