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When I load Meta translated into Portuguese by Chrome, the layout breaks like in the following screenshot:

broken translated layout

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    I haven't seen that. What browser are you using?
    – Travis J
    Feb 20, 2014 at 17:56
  • my browser is Chrome
    – Eligreen
    Feb 20, 2014 at 17:58
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    Platform and version? Feb 20, 2014 at 18:00
  • I use Windows Vista and the version of Chrome is 32.0.1700.107 m
    – Eligreen
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:01
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    I'm not sure that layout issues caused by translating the page in Chrome are really addressable.
    – Tim Stone
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:02
  • How wide is your display in pixels?
    – Travis J
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:04
  • i have 1600px in my laptop
    – Eligreen
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:06
  • Confirmed, it does the same thing for me.
    – user102937
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:08
  • @RobertHarvey - Did you use a similar setup?
    – Travis J
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:11
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    I went to translate.google.com, typed in meta.stackoverflow.com, selected portugese, and clicked the Translate button. I'm using Chrome. I have a 1920X1200 display.
    – user102937
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:12
  • That reproduced it for me too.
    – Travis J
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:14

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A translated site will essentially re-write bits of the pages on the fly, messing the layout (words that mean the same in different languages have different lengths, so simply changing the rendered language will not account for the need to change the layout as well).

This is not something that we can simply support.

Stack Overflow em Portuguese has its own Meta site.

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