Google Translate Web Element Help

I’m using the web element embed tool on a client site to auto translate the site, or give the user the option to pick a language.

My client wants a dedicated link to translate to French as they have a lot of clients from Montreal. The only way I can see to do this, is to create the link myself and append #googtrans(en|fr) to the URL.

I got this info off the help page. First link under ‘Google Translate for Webmasters’ http://support.google.com/translate/?hl=en

The problem is that it doesn’t work in IE or Safari. I’ve only had it working in Chrome and Firefox. Even on Google’s own page I linked above, they offer a working example of the link and it doesn’t work in the browsers I mentioned. So I know I’m not doing it wrong on my client site.

[COLOR=#393939][FONT=HelveticaNeue-Light]Has anyone ever run into this or know a way to provide a dedicated link to translate to French?

The problem seems to be with the hash link. In Safari and IE, when you reload the page with hash in it ([/FONT][/COLOR]#googtrans(en|fr)), it loads the page without it, and thus the Google translation doesn’t kick in.

I think you really should create the link yourself and try the results you get.

I did and it doesn’t work, which is why I posted this thread…