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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:55

Babel Fish, Google Translations and Milonic menus

Poster: Ralf05
Dated: Tuesday February 1 2005 - 22:41:04 GMT


I have tried the various menu layouts in a test page and tried to get them to translate to various languages. Neither the main or drop downs translate from English. I have tried other DHTML menus and have been successful with getting the translations to work but they do not have the clean look and functionality of Milonic. Am I doing something wrong? I have tried the menu within a frame and without being in a frame with the same results. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Wednesday February 2 2005 - 19:53:25 GMT

I don't think you can do what you're asking. BabelFish wouldn't be able to 'read' the menu data which is in a js file and translate it. It would translate whatever text is on the page. Could you direct me to a page where you had a dhtml menu be translated so I can see what is what?

I think people who have translated version of there pages with Milonic actually have menus made in the other languages. Maybe they use a function to call a particular file, or they have their sites set up in different languages.


Poster: Ralf05
Dated: Sunday February 27 2005 - 20:14:21 GMT

Hello Ruth

I want to apologize for the delay in thanking you for the quick response in this matter.
We had an emergency here due to an attack on our servers by a worm/virus.
It destroyed all of our data on the system. So much for strong passwords and firewalls. Norton and MacAfee could not catch this worm but a German developed software called Antivir found the worm. We found out that this was a new strain of a known worm that attacks MySQL databases. It was our misfortune that we got to try it out. This attack took us over three weeks to recover all our data.
Thank you for your input on the menu in various languages, I felt that this was going to be an issue with this type of menu. Designing various pages for our site in twelve different languages would be a very large task, so we tabled the language project and went on with other matters of this site development. We will look into this at a later date.
Thanks again Ruth


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Monday February 28 2005 - 0:15:07 GMT

I'm sorry you got hit. I don't have servers so I just use AVG free which seems to do the trick. [crossing fingers]

I was thinking about your language issue and wondering if there might not be a solution something like this. I am not a javascripter per se but I've seen a lot of different functions out there. So, I was wondering if it might not be possible to only design a different language menu and have a function which would call it. Again, I wouldn't know how it is phrased but there's something like I meant in the calls for the milonic menu itself with reference to netscape 4
<script   type="text/javascript">

if(ns4)_d.write("<scr"+"ipt type=text/javascript src=mmenuns4.js><\/scr"+"ipt>");      
  else _d.write("<scr"+"ipt type=text/javascript src=mmenudom.js><\/scr"+"ipt>");

which says if it's ns4 then use mmenuns4.js as the program file. I don't know if that would be an option here. If span then xfile. Just a thought from someone not able to write script.