Thanks for the explanation.

I can understand why someone would like to provide translations, but I think
basing those on IP addresses has not been well thought-out.  This is based
on the erroneous assumption that, although IP addresses can be
geographically mapped (unfortunately), that people logging on from a
specific geographical area have a local language preference.  It complete
ignores people who travel a lot.  I'd much prefer being able to configure my
browser to designate my language preference (and maybe second and third
choices) and have the translation software key off that rather than the IP

If you have an opportunity to provide feedback to your blog-site provided,
please pass along my comments.


From: [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf
Of roloro1557
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Zen] oops - forgot blog

Hi Bill-

My blog is through Google - it was the best freebie blog provider I
could find. I really, really like it, VERY easy to use.

The reason some of the tags were in Thai is because I turned on
translation in the set up, and I believe this part is still in beta.
But I think what it does is translate based on the visitors IP
address. In other words, if you were in Germany the tags would have
been in German, if you were in Bolivia the tags would have been in
Spanish, etc. I turned it on because I thought it would be nice for
people for whom english is a second language. I also think it's
important to remember when putting anything on the web to remember
the "world wide" part. Everyone who sees it will not have english as
their first language, and they may not speak english at all. It seems
like simple courtesy and politeness to me.

Hope this answers your questions - if not just post again.
Margie (roloro1557)


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