Comments on Your browser lies: the web isn’t written in your native language

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I maintain a number of open source projects. The projects, resources and the communites use english. However, roughly once a day someone leaves a comment or opens a bug in some other language. It creates extra work and it's an unwelcome distraction for the entire project. The community responds with frustration. But maybe it is as you say, maybe people don't understand that they're reading a machine translation. Browsers should absolutely reverse translate form submissions!


> There’s just a small icon in the address field to indicate that the page has been machine-translated.

I'm pretty sure there's more but that's more than enough to realize, at least as long as user/reader isn't completely ignoring most of things on the screen. And unfortunately more often than not they are. And obviously, when Chrome does something wrong Mozilla wants to copy it...


Your idea about fixing form submission on machine-translated pages is a good proposal. I read this article in borked Swedish. I realized it was machine-translated but I can see how people could forget they weren't reading the original.

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