The IRM.Net can be translated into multiple different languages using Google or Microsoft Translator. Both offer free webpage translators that can be added to the IRM.Net. Machine translators translate IRM.Net pages into a guest's native language. Both can be configured to automatically display the translation toolbar at the top of the page when a guest's browser is not English. Guests will also have the option to select a language and click "Translate" at any time. Both Google and Microsoft offer many different language choices. Note: The translator is a tool provided by Google or Microsoft, and RDP does not dictate how either work.
Field labels, room descriptions, and any text from customized files are all translated when a guest selects a language and clicks Translate. However, not everything on the IRM.Net will be translated. Tooltips, any pop-up text, buttons, and step-by-step progress indicators will not be translated, as they are images.
The Google and Microsoft translators are very similar, but there are a few differences. Feel free to try each of them, but not at the same time to determine which works better for your IRM.Net.
Google: http://translate.google.com/manager/website/ (click "Add To Your Website Now" link).
Translation Languages - Google has the option of including all its available languages or select a subset
Display Mode - choose 'Inline' and 'Horizontal'
Advanced - check 'Automatically display the translation banner or the users speaking other languages
<div id="google_translate_element" style="text-align: center;"></div>...
Site Address: Enter the site address of the IRM.Net web server (e.g. http://irm.resortdata.com)
Site Language: English
Translation: check 'Display widget control'
Translation Settings: check 'Notify' (the translation toolbar will automatically appear for visitors whose browsers language is not English)
Color: choose the color the best complements the IRM.Net color scheme
Widget Width: 312
To center the Microsoft Translation widget on the IRM.Net pages, add 'margin:auto;' to the generated code as in the sample below (make this change after pasting into the bannerfooter.htm)
<div id="MicrosoftTranslatorWidget" style="margin:auto; width: 312px; min-height: 57px;....
Last Updated 02/10/2011
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