Media Release

County Website Adds Translation Function

Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:10 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County has added a link at the top-right corner of each of its websites, labeled "Translate". This link allows users the option to view the page content in more than 50 languages. Users can select a language from the toolbar and click the Translate button.

As visitors navigate through the County web site, the Translate toolbar will continue to translate the pages in the selected language. While most of the text on the Alachua County web site will be translated in the language chosen, some content and elements of the County web site will continue to appear in the original English language. Published documents and files that can be downloaded from the County web site will not be translated.

The Translate toolbar is a free tool developed by Google. The accuracy of Google’s translation engine is achieved by referencing patterns in hundreds of millions of documents that have already been translated by human translators. The translation engine then takes phrases within a sentence and makes a best-guess match to similar phrases found in other languages.

For more information about Google Translate, click here.

For more information about the County website, contact Alachua County Web Services Supervisor, Dan Kreitz at 352-338-7300 Ext. 3777.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).