Hi Bill-

Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you - I'm sick. Nothing serious.

I went back and double checked and found I DIDN'T have translation
turned on, it was something I had meant to do but forgot. I'd also
meant to turn comments on but forgot.

So I went to the Google help and could find nothing more about it-
near as I can tell it's not something Google is doing, but of course
I'm not sure. After reading your post I'm not sure I will turn it on
as your pointed out things I hadn't thought of.

Sorry,
Margie (roloro1557)


--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 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
> address.
> 
> If you have an opportunity to provide feedback to your blog-site
provided,
> please pass along my comments.
> 
> Thanks...Bill!
> 



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