This site uses Google Translate to provide its information in multiple languages.
Google Translate provides near instant translations of all content on this site using automatic or machine translation. Just click the flag of the country whose language you speak and the current page (as well as all subsequent pages) will be translated into your preferred language as you browse this site.
It would be very costly to hire translators for each language and impractical to manually translate each content update into various languages. This is one way of allowing a wider, international audience access to the content of this site.
Below are answers to some commonly asked questions and links to sites which provide more information on this subject.
What is 'automatic translation'?
It's translation produced by state-of-the-art technology, without the intervention of human translators. Automatic translation is also often referred to as machine translation.
The translation quality is not as good as I would like it to be. Can you make it more accurate?
Even today's most sophisticated software doesn't approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. Automatic translation is very difficult, as the meaning of words depends on the context in which they're used. Accurate translation requires an understanding of context and of the structure and rules of a language. While many engineers and linguists are working on the problem, it may be some time before anyone can offer a quick and seamless translation experience. In the interim, Google hopes you find their service useful for most purposes.
If you find the translation of any of these pages inadequate or offensive, we ask that you browse this site in its original English. You may also wish to contact Google to help them improve their service.
How can I help?
You can provide Google with feedback when reading translated text by clicking the 'Suggest a better translation' link by hovering over the translated text (to display the original text tooltip) and clicking the 'Suggest a better translation' link.