Display Citizenserve in Other Languages – Using Google Translate

Citizenserve is browser based, so we are able to leverage Google tools in the Chrome Browser to translate our staff and portal pages into any language defined in google. There are a few different ways to translate a page into another language - let's start with the easiest!

Use Google Translate Site to Translate a Web Page

1. Navigate to Google Translate
Google Translate Input Screen

2. In the empty cell on the left, type or paste the web site you' like to translate - set the default language the page displays in.
Google Translate with www.citizenserve.com in translate field.

3. In the cell on right, your web address displays - select the language you'd like Google to translate into, click the arrow for more selections.
Google Translate showing List of available languages

4. Click the translate button to load the tranlated page in a new browser tab.
Google Translate with Translate button highlighted.
5. Your website should display in your desired language.

Citizenserve Home Page in Spanish

Add Google Translate Plugin to Your Browser

Google Translate Plugin provides a quick and easy way to translate any Chrome page. Follow these steps to install it:

1. Navigate to Google Translate Plugin from Chrome and click "Add to Chrome".
Google Translate Plugin at Chrome Store
2. Confirm the 'Add Google Chrome?' popup by clicking 'Add Extension'

Add Extension Confirmation Button on Google Chrome Plugin Page

Pin the Google Translate Extension to Your Chrome Extension Tray

1. In the top right corner of Chrome, select the Extension Icon (the Puzzle piece)
2. Next to Google Translate, select the Push Pin icon to pin the extension to your extensions list.

Google Translate Plugin Icon in Shortcut bar

Use Google Translate Plugin to Translate a Web Page.

1. Navigate to the web page you'd like to translate

2. Click the Google Translate Plugin in Chrome, to the right of your address bar. If you have not pinned the extension, click the Google Extension (puzzle) icon and select Google Translate.

3. At the dropdown window, select TRANSLATE THIS PAGE.
Translate This Page Google Extension Button

4. On the new Google Translate toolbar that displays, select the 'Translate to:' lanugage from the dropdown.
Select Translate To Language in Google Translate Plugin

5. View the webpage in the language you selected. (You may need to hit the translate button)

To make a more permanent change to your google account, and all pages displayed by Chrome, visit this blog post.