I'm specifically interested in adding translation for baby language, look how my son looks confused at the current interface in English:

Simon using SO!

He even tries to ALT + TAB to get away from it, but his fingers aren't long enough yet.

If you don't implement this ASAP, you'll lose the next generation of programmers to a rival site.

Edit: Perhaps this could be adapted for my feature-request.

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    Didn't they ban the translator-bot for a year?
    – random
    Feb 12 '10 at 13:15
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    Needs more freehand circles.
    – Welbog
    Feb 12 '10 at 13:29
  • @Downvoter: huh? see, this is why people should leave a comment with the possible duplicate. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42507/… Mar 17 '10 at 17:48
  • @~qu, someone voted to close as a duplicate of a question asked today, crazy meta people...
    – juan
    Mar 17 '10 at 18:05
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    It's funny how indistinguishable normal Meta behavior is from April Fools' Day behavior. Apr 1 '10 at 14:30
  • I thought you were asking for a lol-speak translator and almost +1'ed it. Can we have one of those instead?
    – rlb.usa
    Apr 1 '10 at 15:59
  • It looks like he can manage a Shift+Tab nicely.
    – Mark C
    Apr 12 '10 at 23:06
  • @Arj, I decided not to pay anymore for hosting, but I have all the images... I'll be fixing the ones in my posts gradually
    – juan
    Feb 18 '11 at 17:30
  • Aha, too bad. But, how to find those posts? ;-)
    – Arjan
    Feb 18 '11 at 18:18
  • Like this one -- on demand
    – juan
    Feb 18 '11 at 18:29

pish posh, babies love Stack Overflow as-is -- this is a known fact!


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    +1 Two more weeks until my boy is born, and then I can get him started on something simple, like moving the Turtle in LOGO.
    – Sampson
    Mar 18 '10 at 4:13
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    I don't think the senior developer depicted here did read the "related questions" suggestions thoroughly before starting to type.
    – balpha
    Mar 18 '10 at 7:01

I, for one, absolutely need this feature implemented. I am so sick of having to open up Google translate to translate SO into my native Klingon before using it. Do you have any idea how complicated it is for a severed head living eternally in an infernal jar to go through the extra clicks and menu navigations of Google translate in addition to the already-infuriating Stack Overflow controls?

It's practically impossible, let me tell you. It's a wonder I can use this website at all through my overactive force of will alone! A lesser head would have given up a year ago, but still I press on in spite of the massive oppression and poor accessibility to post-human users.

Rise up against the oppressive corporocentric majority! Cephalocentrism will be the new way of the world!

  • They declined a few requests like this, so I don't really have hope... but I have to try... I have to try for the children that nobody stands up for... won't somebody please think of the children? - youtube.com/watch?v=Qh2sWSVRrmo
    – juan
    Feb 12 '10 at 13:41
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    A severed Klingon head? How did you make it though childhood and adolescence?
    – Pekka
    Feb 12 '10 at 13:51
  • Very strong jaw muscles and pilates, like every other eternal severed Klingon head.
    – Pollyanna
    Feb 12 '10 at 13:59
  • Ahh, pilates. I knew there was a special trick to it.
    – Pekka
    Feb 12 '10 at 14:16
  • How many words did you invent in a single answer?
    – alex
    Feb 12 '10 at 14:16
  • @alex, approximately 42
    – juan
    Feb 12 '10 at 14:45
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    yIqIm! 'InIgo' montoy'a 'oH pongwIj'e'. vavwI' DaHoHta'. yIHeghrup!! Feb 12 '10 at 17:49
  • @~quack: I don't have a Klingon-to-English translator handy; did you just tell me to prepare to die?
    – mmyers
    Mar 17 '10 at 17:05
  • @mmyers: not at all. i also didn't say my name, or that you killed my father. *whistles innocently* Mar 17 '10 at 17:46
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    Hello, my name is ~quack. You ducked my mallard. Prepare to dive. (Do you have six toes on your left foot?)
    – mmyers
    Mar 17 '10 at 17:58

Stackoverflow does not cater to infants, and has no plans to do so in the near future.

Please set your infant's bookmarks to http://www.diaperoverflow.com which I'm sure will meet his needs better than SO.

  • Oh, we are already there... but filing a feature-request on stackexchange is way too difficult
    – juan
    Feb 19 '10 at 18:40
  • I guess there truly are no Fridays on meta.stackexhcange.com, huh?
    – Pollyanna
    Feb 19 '10 at 19:10
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    I don't like Diaper Overflow, it is just a big mess.
    – perbert
    Mar 17 '10 at 15:11
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    yeah that site stinks...
    – IAbstract
    Mar 17 '10 at 16:52
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    Besides, the posts there are all just full of crap. Aug 20 '10 at 20:21

I don't agree with this (nor this) [feature-request], but the Google Language AJAX API can be used to have inline translations to any language that you'd like, using only Google's resources.

  • Even baby language?
    – juan
    Mar 17 '10 at 17:17
  • @Dow: they support Dhivehi, Inuktitut, Guarani, Khmer, Oriya, Uighur and Tajik. I'd say that they surely support Rugrats' Baby.
    – perbert
    Mar 17 '10 at 17:59
  • @voyager: I find it somewhat alarming that in spite of the outlandish-sounding names, I know exactly where four of those languages are spoken and have a fair idea of two more.
    – mmyers
    Mar 17 '10 at 20:04
  • @mmyers: The only one that rings a bell for me is Guaraní, and that one is from this part of the world :S
    – perbert
    Mar 17 '10 at 20:05
  • Khmer is spoken in Cambodia, Oriya in eastern India, Uighur in central Asia (ok, I can't quite pinpoint it), and Tajik in Tajikistan. Yes, I have a tendency to remember useless information. (And it helps/hurts that culture and language is a big part of the strategy game I work on.)
    – mmyers
    Mar 17 '10 at 20:44
  • Hell if you have an android you can translate SO for animals... google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/translateforanimals Feb 18 '11 at 18:58

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