How to use Google Translate for My Little Norway, and other Norwegian texts and websites.

Google Translate is an online translation tool designed by Google.  Even though it is fairly good in translation, it is not perfect.  This is because anyone can contribute (with Google’s approval).  However, I find that Google Translate is one of the best translation tools around, especially for Norwegian, and even though it might not translate every word or phrase, you can still get the gist of the text.

Translating text
There are two ways to translate text from the Internet for the reader: Copy and Paste, which only translates a selection of text or Webpage URL translation, which translates a whole webpage.

Copy and Paste – Select your text by holding down the left button on your mouse to highlight it.  Click the right button on your mouse for an Option Window to open.  Select Copy.  Open the Google Translate page and click in the box to see your cursor.  Click the right button on your mouse again to open the Option Window.  Select Paste.  Your selected text should now appear in the box.  Choose “Norwegian” > “English” in the pull down menus straight below the box.  Lastly, press “translate”.

Webpage URL – either Copy and Paste the URL (webpage address) using the above procedure or type the page URL straight into the Google Translation box. Choose  “Norwegian” > “English” in the pull down menus straight below the box.  Lastly, press “translate”.