Translate Web pages with Babel Fish

A clever reader mentioned an article in a German magazine about the effect of tire choice and terrain on rolling resistance. We can all read it using this free online translator.

I worked on Babel Fish while I was working at AltaVista. You enter a block of test or a URL, select the from-to languages and you’re ready to read.

The translations aren’t perfect — this one reminds me of talking to my old German friend Andreas — but you can understand the main points.

Here is Babel Fish. (AltaVista was bought by Yahoo!)

Here is the German Mountain Bike article.

. When you follow links the pages are automatically translated.

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Bonus points: Where does the name Babel Fish come from?

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