Users can enable or disable translation of web pages in browsers at any time in the Widen Collective. Though it's not recommended by Widen as a best practice due to inconsistencies in translations, the service is available if English is not a user's preferred language.
Chrome, Safari, and IE use Google Translate to translate web pages.
Firefox uses add-ons, including the Google Translator add-on.
To enable or disable translation in Chrome:
- Open the Chrome menu in the top right of the browser window.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click the Language and input settings button in the Languages section.
- Add the desired language and drag to order the languages based on preferences.
- Click Done.
To translate in Chrome, right-click on the page and select Translate to English or click the Translate icon in the address bar. (Note that on a Mac, instead of a Translate icon, a translation bar displays below the address bar. Users can select the language to translate to in the translate bar.)
Refer to Chrome Help for more information about translations in Chrome.
To enable or disable translation in Firefox:
- Open the Firefox menu in the top right of the browser window.
- Click Preferences.
- Click Content.
- Click the Choose button in the Languages section.
- Select a language to add.
- Click OK.
To translate in Firefox, right-click ona page and select Translate page in Google Translate. A translation bar displays at the top of the page. Users can select the language to translate to in the translation bar, and the page will automatically translate.
To enable or disable translation in Safari, install the Translate extensions from the Safari Extensions Gallery.
To translate in Safari, right-click on a page and select Translate this page and a translation bar displays below the address bar. Select the language to translate to in the translation bar, then click the Translate a web page arrow.
To enable or disable translation in IE, install the Bing Bar, which has Microsoft Translator integrated into it.
If you use Microsoft Edge, there's also an available translator extension.