Looking for a way for recipients to translate email to their language?

I am looking for a way to allow recipients to translate email newsletters to their language? I thought about using Google translate but it requires javascript. Anyone have any thoughts on how this could be achieved?

thanks :)

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hey there jdancisin, I found a good solution for you via StackExchange. You can add a 'translate this newsletter' link/button to your email newsletter using the following code:

<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&sl=auto&tl=###language to translate to###&u=[webversion]">translate this newsletter</a>

... where ###language to translate to### is one of these language codes (eg. 'en' for English). That should do the trick, but let us know how you go. As an aside, what a refreshing idea for a blog post!


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andreand, 3 years ago

Hi, first of all thanks for your time. About translation, I've always used a similar trick to translate my emails. I write the url I'd like to translate here: and then I copy/paste the url generated at the url site bar browser, and finally I paste it in my newsletter html file.

However today it doesn't work. I don't know why. I've also tried this trick that you said, and it doesn't work. Although old newsletters html files, does.

The message that Google Translate shows is: "Sorry, but we can not access the requested page: (url)"

May you know what is hapenning?

The best solution would be that CM had his own translator. I know other companys like yours that has. For me and my clients is so interesting this tool.

If you need the html files to know what is happening, please, tell me and I send you privately by email.

Thanks a lot!

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 3 years ago

Hi there andreand, I just emailed you, requesting a little more information. It seems strange that this technique is working in older campaigns, so we'd love to get to the bottom of why this is happening. Thank you for letting us know all about this!


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roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 3 years ago

For the benefit of others that are reading this post, we've got a neat tutorial on automated translation of campaigns using Google Translate. You may find it to be useful!


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