So, if you want to translate a blog posting, here is what to do:
- In your browser, from the foreign-language news page you are on, go to the address bar (at top of browser), right-click (your mouse) and choose either "Copy Link Location" (Firefox) or "Copy Shortcut" (IE) or "Copy" (Google Chrome).
- Go to Google Translate
- There will be an edit-box that with a note under it stating "Type text or a website address or translate a document."Place your cursor in that box, then right-click (mouse) and choose "Paste" - this should have pasted the URL of the news-item into the edit box (e.g., http://gluten-free-blog.blogspot.com/2007/03/foreign-gluten-free-and-celiac-blogs.html).
- Now, directly above the box where you put the address, there are drop-downs for selecting the from/to languages (as well as "detect language" option, which is generally pretty good at figuring things out) .
- Press the "Translate" Button to the right, and, Voilà, you should (after a few seconds) be presented with a translation of the gluten-free blog posting - at least a pseudo-translation that is close enough to garner the general meaning from.
Also, from experience, the language translator software does better at converting simple phrasings - so, don't get too fancy with any replies unless you know the target language well enough to know if what the tool produces is somewhat accurate :)