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Instantly translate COTW Guides into the language of your choice
Select a language from the list on the right and a translation of the COTW Web site will appear in a new browser window. The instructions below help you choose a preferred language translation.
A number of popular Web sites provide free machine translation in many popular languages. A couple of our favorite sites are Yahoo! Babel Fish and Google Translate. In either case, you can quickly translate the entire COTW Web site or selected text into the language of your choice.
The quality of the translations provided by these sites varies considerably, language by language. Such statistical machine translation systems are incapable of producing a truly “correct translation” but do provide an approximate foreign language translation of the English version.
Instructions for a quick translation to another language are here:
Note: Internet Explorer 8 users should enable Compatibility View to see non-Roman languages in translations. Select Tools > Compatibility View in the menu bar.
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Instant translation technology holds enormous promise for helping people understand one another. Machine translation software can make mistakes and the results are often surprising. Naturally, the most capable language translation experts are still talented individuals from around the world. Guided by the reader, Google's software can learn from its mistakes. Hover over a phrase of the translated text with your mouse and Google Translate invites you to improve or correct the translation.
Babel Fish Instructions
How to translate the entire COTW Web site:
  1. English to Chinese- traditionalGo to babelfish.yahoo.com
  2. In the text box entitled, Translate a web page, enter the URL as it appears in the address bar of your browser or copy and paste it from here — http://cotwguides.com
  3. Select from and to languages in the pop-up menu below the text box.
  4. Click the Translate button.
  5. Your translation will appear in the browser window.

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Note: You can bookmark this translation by clicking the link at the top of the page.
How to translate just a block of text:
  1. Highlight the block of text you want to translate on any of the COTW Guides Web pages.
  2. Select Copy from the Edit menu or from the keyboard, press Control-C (in Windows) or Command-C (on Mac).
  3. Go to babelfish.yahoo.com
  4. Place the cursor in the text box entitled, Translate a block of text, and select Paste from the Edit menu or use the keyboard commands Control-V (in Windows) or Command-V (on Mac).
  5. Select from and to languages in the pop-up menu below the text box.
  6. Click the Translate button.
  7. Your translation will appear in the browser window.

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Google Translate Instructions
How to translate the entire COTW Web site:
  1. English to ArabicGo to translate.google.com
  2. In the text box entitled, Enter text or a webpage URL, enter the URL as it appears in the address bar of your browser or copy and paste it from here — http://cotwguides.com
  3. Below the text box, select English as the source language in the pop-up menu to the left of the > symbol.
  4. In the pop-up menu to the right of the > symbol, choose the language you want to read.
  5. Click the Translate button.
  6. Your translation will appear in the browser window.

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How to translate just a block of text:
  1. Highlight the block of text you want to translate on any of the COTW Guides Web pages.
  2. Select Copy from the Edit menu or from the keyboard, press Control-C (in Windows) or Command-C (on Mac)
  3. Go to translate.google.com
  4. Place the cursor in the text box entitled, Enter text or a webpage URL, and select Paste from the Edit menu or use the keyboard commands Control-V (in Windows) or Command-V (on Mac).
  5. Below the text box, select English as the source language in the pop-up menu to the left of the > symbol.
  6. In the pop-up menu to the right of the > symbol, select the language you want to read.
  7. Click the Translate button.
  8. Your translation will appear in the browser window.
INSTANT TRANSLATION
NOTE: Enable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 8 to display non-Roman languages. Select Tools > Compatibility View in the menu bar.

Translate the entire COTW Web site into the language of your choice. Select a language from the list below:

TIP: Print translations directly from the translated pages displayed in your Web browser.
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