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AltaVista Babelfish Translation

The well-known AltaVista search service has teamed with SYSTRAN Software, Inc. (discussed in the January 24, 1997 Scout report) to offer this web page translation service in the language pairs of English-Spanish, English-French, English-German, English-Portugese, and English-Italian from the main Altavista page. Users can search and then simply hit the translate button, at which time the language...
WebPage Translator 1.2

Available in a number of languages (including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian), this helpful program allows users to translate entire Web pages from one language to another in real time. WebPage Translator also includes an embedded help guide that will assist users in effectively using the program. Compatible with all computers running Mac OS X, the program does not...
CatsCradle 3.5

Many websurfers enjoy going to sites that might be based in other countries, and as such, they might very well encounter a different language. With CatsCradle 3.5, these persons need worry no more, as this application can be used to translate entire websites in such languages as Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. This version is compatible with all computers running Windows XP or 2000.
Google Translate

If the fact that most of us now carry high-powered computers in our pockets isn't wild enough for you, try downloading Google's ubiquitous Translate app. All of a sudden, you'll be able to say "where's the bathroom?" and "that's not the fare we agreed on" in over 50 languages. This app is iOS (6.0+) and Android (2.3+) compatible.
Bing Translator

Microsoft's online Bing translator is free, easy, and getting better all the time. The service translates between 57 languages, including two varieties of Klingon (for the truly obsessed Trekkies out there), Yucatec Maya, and the more commonly used languages like Spanish, French, Russian, English, or Portuguese. To translate simply copy and paste a text into the left hand box. For instance,...