July/August 2011 Newsbrief → Announcements

Google Translate Link
Added To Website

In an attempt to provide further resources for non-English speakers to use our website and learn about the Mission, we have added links to the free machine-based translation service Google Translate to our Base of the Teachings In Other Languages page and our Website In Other Languages index page. Google Translate has always been available for anyone to use (all we are doing is providing a link to the service), but our hope is that this could encourage its use and bring it to the awareness of some who might not have known about it before. The best, of course, is that Mission materials are translated to all languages by competent translators. However, this will do for now.

To use it, once you are on the Google Translate page, simply select the language to translate from (English for our site) and the language to translate to, then paste the URL of the page you want translated into the box and click "Translate" (or click the large link that should appear to the right of the box). You can also of course use it to translate individual words, sentences, paragraphs, etc. by pasting them into the box.

In the future, we hope to add the extremely useful Google Translate widget to all the pages of our site, which would allow someone to translate any page they are on simply by selecting their language from a drop-down box (it will even detect if your browser's default language is not the same as the page you are on and pop up asking if you want it translated!). However, the way our website is currently designed makes it extremely difficult to add this, so it will have to wait for now.

Note: As is explained in the "Warning" notes placed near the Google Translate links on our site, Google Translate is machine-based translation, so it is not perfect and some of its translations may be incorrect or confusing. It is not ideal, but it is the best we can offer until more people translate the teachings to other languages.

Letter to humanity and their leaders

Our website was recently redesigned and is still under construction. We apologize for any errors, broken links, or other issues you may encounter and are working hard to resolve all problems. If you would like to help, please let us know of any issues you encounter by emailing webmaster@maitreya.org.

All Thanks To God (ATTG).