My colleague Danilo Poccia has been experimenting with allowing his readers to use Google translate to read his blog. I, at least, will find this useful as Danilo writes in Italian. This could of course be an advantage as the ‘to english’ translators may be stronger, since it looks quite good to me. It also enhances his hit count; it’s only available via the HTML interface 🙂 . He categorises the blog, so finding his professional content is quite easy. Other colleagues experimented with this technique and use case and I wrote it up at http://wiki.davelevy.info/auto-translating-a-web-page/ after running it on my test site for several years.
Originally posted on my sun/oracle blog, reposted with edits in July 2016.