Here you will find instructions on how to update your header file to enable Google translation on your website.
We are using the Google translation software. What you will see once you make your code change is a button in the statewide nav bar that reads "Translate." If you click it, a disclaimer window appears with a Select Disclaimer language drop down. The user may select from Spanish, Chinese - Simplifie, and Chinese - Traditional. Two buttons at the bottom of the disclaimer will either take you to the selected language (Spanish, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional) version of the pages, or Cancel to close the disclaimer window.
The disclaimer explains that while we recognize that the Google translation feature is not perfect, the benefits outweigh its shortcomings.
Download the Translate button:
Download image by right-clicking the following and selecting "Save image as":
Copy the downloaded image to the exact path of the website root folder: \egov\img\translate_button.png
Find this code in the heading of your site:
Replace the line:
Locate and verify that the translate function is enabled. The following line:
document.getElementById('mdgov_sliverRight').innerHTML = showStatewideNavigation("white");
Should be replaced with this one:
document.getElementById('mdgov_sliverRight').innerHTML = showStatewideNavigationWithTranslate("white");
DoIT staff can assist with code changes and troubleshooting. Please submit requests as always to the Help Desk firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032
300-301 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201