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                                                        Multilingual Supercourse!


Click on the Select Language Button above to see page in up to 109 languages

           BA Translate Button

You also may Click on BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA Translate (Select Language) Button to see whole Supercourse web site translated!

How to install BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA Translate Button?

How to make you web sites, files, presentations, youtube videos available in more than 100 languages?

How to access texts, files, web pages in your native language? Please explore this page!

Anyone may use the Translation possibilities of web browsers that support translation natively as Google Chrome. 

We may help you to make any web page, any document multilingual!

For example, if I see an Arabic text on a web page, I may highlight it...

and Click small Google Translate sign near the selected text to get translation without moving to Google Translate page

directly in Google Chrome page: 


If you already use different translation system, you still may empower you ability to provide your content in other languages by

using Google Neural Machine Translation with Google Translate https://translate.google.com/ for URL, text and documents, as well

through other Translate Apps as an independent translation systems.

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Supercourse supports  Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication   https://www.helsinki-initiative.org/en


Meantime Supercourse with more than 6000 lectures is Multilingual now!

1. Power Point add-in
2. Google translator App
3. Microsoft Translator App
4. How to install BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA Translate Button
5. Breaking down the walls of Science
6. Multilingual Science
7. Business applications
8. Multilingual Matrix
9. Additional help from Grammarly for translated texts

Supercourse had Multilingual lectures from the beginning: http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec0012/index.htm URL for first Supercourse lecture by Ron LaPorte

Google Translate provide translation of Supercourse HTML pages by Google Translate Buttons, including translating of HTML files in lectures.
  For example, all the materials at the University of Pittsburgh web site available in multiple languages!
Put URL into Google translate (https://www.pitt.edu/) and follow a link - https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=en&tl=fr&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pitt.edu%2F  this is URL for French - whole Pitt site  available in French! Quality of Google translate for huge web sites is not perfect, but Google Translate for texts (anyone may translate fragments of text(up to 5,000 characters) with better quality up to 2,000.000  characters per month) is better! Besides, during checking French text at the web page - English original is visible! 

Recently,  Microsoft made available Microsoft Presentation Translator (Power Point add-in) which translate whole presentation in more than 60 languages and may be downloaded at:


Example of using this program in translating PowerPoint presentation available here - http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec56121/001.htm


With this add-in most of Supecourse (6,100 lectures) and Science Supercourse lectures (200,000 lectures) may be translated. Translation of Science Supercourse lectures have peculiarities as slides are JPGs of Gifs, which may be translated by image/photo translators as Google Translator App. We proposed another option which includes finding PPT file of lecture you need through  advanced Google search, for example - put into search line, for example "Epidemiology of Diabetes filetype:ppt". There is additional help as you may find more recent lecture on same topic from this or a another author. The last step is to translate PPT file you downloaded using Microsoft Presentation Translator (Power Point add-in).


There are other Translation options for Phones which may be useful for translating and presenting Supercourse materials as images in slides:

• Translate between 109 languages by typing
• Tap to Translate: Copy text in any app and your translation pops up
• Offline: Translate 59 languages when you have no Internet
• Instant camera translation: Use your camera to translate text instantly in 38 languages - Useful for translation of images directly from computer screen for example!
• Camera Mode: Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations in 37 languages
• Conversation Mode: Two-way instant speech translation in 32 languages
• Handwriting: Draw characters instead of using the keyboard in 93 languages
• Phrasebook: Star and save translations for future reference in any language
 and 27 languages via live video imagery in "augmented reality mode"



Translate conversations with interpreter mode

 - https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9234753?hl=en 

You can ask the Google Assistant to translate your conversation with someone who doesn’t speak your language.

The languages you can use to start using interpreter mode depend on your device. After you’ve started interpreter mode, you can ask the Google Assistant to translate between more languages.

Devices you can use

  • All Google Home speakers
  • Some speakers with Google Assistant built-in
  • All Smart Displays
  • Smart Clocks
  • Mobile phones and tablets in 44 languages
Google Translate

https://translate.google.com Translates Text, documents, URL (have some limitations as
2,000.000 characters per month) Quality of translation is very good! At least for Russian language (One among other 109 available).

We use Google translate Button ("Select language" button) at upper left corner of our pages with availability of 109 languages for translation.
Google now recommend to use Google translate option incorporated to Chrome web browser instead of "Select language" button, so all web pages may be translated in this way to 109 languages. 
Google translate for web pages have no limitations, but quality of translation is lower than for limited text (2,000.000 characters per month). 
Google Gmail supported by Google Translate as well - any one may read messages in any 109 Google translate languages directly in Gmail...It is great despite quality of translation in not best, but gives an idea at least!

Quality of Google Translate is evaluated in these papers:

Translate Google Docs:

On your computer, open a document in Google Docs. In the top menu, click Tools Translate document. Enter a name for the translated document and select a language. A translated copy of your document will open in a new window. Not yet for slide translate.

Add-ons - Slide Translate (developing)

Microsoft Translator App:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/ - Microsoft Translator app (64 languages on December 2019)

To get translation of PPT lecture, please download

Microsoft Presentation Translator (Power Point add-in) which translate whole presentation in more than 60 languages and may be downloaded at:


Examples of such translations available at this web site: http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec56201/001.htm
in Lecture "142 Nobel Laureates support GMOs" by Richard J. Roberts

Microsoft Translator for Office Programs available

Word, for example,  can translate selected words, phrases or entire documents to or from 60 different languages.

This feature is only available if you have a Microsoft 365 subscription. If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

For more information on Word Translator see Translate text into a different language.

Presentation Translator for PowerPoint:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/apps/presentation-translator/  Presentation Translator App....
Presentation Translator subtitles your live presentation straight from PowerPoint, and lets your audience join from their own devices using the Translator app or browser.  

As you speak, Presentation Translator displays subtitles directly on your PowerPoint presentation in any one of more than 60 supported text languages. This feature can also be used for audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Up to 100-500 audience members in the room can follow along with the presentation in their own language by downloading the Translator app or joining directly from their browser. Example of using this App available as 3 minutes Youtube Presentation here - https://youtu.be/WH_hiWJ3ZA0       Full video available here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qocrU9wpQGo

Presentation Translator is a free add-in to PowerPoint that lets you add subtitles to your presentations for up to 100 hours per month. Microsoft may discontinue Presentation Translator at any time. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/profiles/presentation-translator/

Besides, Youtube has a function of translating Youtube presentation text into all Google Translate languages available (109 languages now). Translation of text will be available in the form of subtitles if the owner of a youtube video sets the language of presentation and allow to use of translated subtitles. If it is done, anyone can visit the setting of youtube video and set the language of subtitles through the Auto-translate option.

Skype Translator - https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34542/how-do-i-set-up-and-use-skype-translator
Support over 50 languages for instant messaging. 
Currently support the following languages for voice/video calls:
Arabic   Arabic (Levantine)   Chinese (Mandarin)  English   French  German  Hindi  Italian   Japanese   Portuguese (Brazil)  Russian
How do I set up and use Translated Conversations in Skype?

You may search for any lecture from 6000 available from Supercourse and than use in them in more than 103 languages!

You may search for any lecture from 200,000 available at Science Supercourse, find .ppt file of any lecture in Internet and use

 Microsoft Presentation Translator (Power Point add-in) to translate PowerPoint files in more than 60 languages!


Please let us know if you need any help - SupercourseHelp@gmail.com

Multilingual Matrix:
There is a fact that Translators translate same content differently...  
We found that it depends on context, use of quotation marks, etc....
So, If you not happy with translated text, try another translator and get better translation!
Users should consult the original content on Supercourse website if there are any questions about the translated content.


Additional help from Grammarly for translated texts

We found that Grammar Checker may to check your translated documents to fix all grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes.

https://grammarchecker.online/  Help for three languages available now: English, German, Italian



How to install Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) Supercourse Google Translate Button to your web site:

BA Translate Button

You can empower your web page with a multilingual translation button.  Here is the example of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Translate Button.  Please ask your webmaster to place this translateselectlanguage.jpg file to appropriate place at your web page. This is based upon Google Translate and anyone can see your web materials in over 100 languages.

Please link this translateselectlanguage.jpg file to URL, which is URL of web page after translation of your page URL into default language by Google Translate. For Supercourse web page if we would like as default to translate from English to Spanish the URL is - https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=en&tl=es&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pitt.edu%2F~super1%2F for example. Please see screen shot of this procedure below:


Please visit main Supercourse web site with Supercourse Multilingual Translation Button and Arabic as default language for Translation of Supercourse web site - http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/ .  Visitors may easily change default language to more than 100 currently available languages.  Thank you!  Please see other Scientific Resources of BA Supercourse at same page.

Please contact Ron LaPorte at  supercoursehelp@gmail.com if you have any questions.

In upper left corner is Google original Translate Button (not generated right now  March 17, 2019)
Google encourage to use browsers that support translation natively as their Chrome browser. 
It has technology of previous  Google Translate's Website Translator/Google Translate Button as we call it. 
You also may download Google Translate extension for Chrome -
It usually available natively with any web page different from your native language and looks as  

But it is better to upload  Google Translate extension for Chrome -

if Chrome is not proposing translation natively and you need just click a button!

There are options available, so you may see translated every new page in language you prefer!!! 

Also you may close "Translate this web page" button any time, as well from Chrome menu you may initiate translation of web page any time.

Business Applications in Translations:
Then we found that Microsoft has a special Microsoft Translator for business - 
 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/business/faq/ which seems provide better translations with some fee. 

Google also has advanced products with fees as we found - https://cloud.google.com/translate/#how-automl-translationbeta-works

AutoML Translation BETA 

We would like to mention that with Google business models, Translation enables organizations to dynamically translate 
between languages using Google’s pre-trained or custom machine learning models, with a better quality of translation!



Universal Neural Machine Translation for Extremely Low Resource Languages - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.05368v2.pdf

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