Retweet Button Now Multi Lingual And Translates Retweeted Stories In Many Languages Including Arabic!
Tweetmeme has been an innovative startup, its Retweet button that allows people to Retweet any story ( repost to their Twitter stream) has been installed according to the company by over 200,000 websites ( we are one of them.)
Just about now I tried to reweet an Arabic story and found out the tweet is tranlsated into English like this:
This is annoying because the content is in Arabic and I want to tweet Arabic posts in Arabic not in English where non Arab speakers who follow me or other users on Twitter would click on the link, thinking this is an English post but come to see Arabic text that they can not read, as tweetmeme bit.ly links do not use google translate to translate the whole post . Which I hope this won’t be the case in the future since Google translate has a horrible Arabic to English translation.
So I think the best way is to disable translation of post title by default but allow users to get translation it if they want to. As for now user can pass this non sense translation by clicking English to Arabic in the REtweet popup.
Nevertheless the new good thing of the new Retweet buttons is that they are now translated into 7 languages English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. Tweetmeme says that they will open a new section to crowed source translation into other languages.