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How Website Localizer Detects Text

Website Localizer is built with and dynamically translates websites using JavaScript, a programming language that  runs in your visitor’s web browser. Because of this, each web page on your website has to be viewed in a web browser for Translate.com to be able to detect any text that needs translation.

Translate.com’s default routine for some portion of your page views, sends all the text viewed on the website back to our servers for processing. We detect new text, get machine translations when needed, and mark existing text as still being active on your website. 

If you have added new text to your website and want to speed up this process, you have the ability to force your browser to send all text back to Translate.com’s servers for processing. To do this, simply append a GET parameter of detect_new_text=1 to the URL of your website and visit all the pages that are new, or have new content, in your browser. If your website address is www.mywebsite.com, append “?detect_new_text=1” to the URL to trigger this. That means you will need to enter www.mywebsite.com?detect_new_text=1 to activate this detection mode. This text detection mode will stay active for all page views in your browser for the next hour.

When text has not been seen on your website in the last 90 days, we archive those translations until they are visited again. If you have web pages that get under 40 page views per month, every few months, use the detect_new_text mode above and view those pages to keep that text active so that it renders the associated translations when visitors arrive.

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