Can Google Translate be used with Storymaps?

1235
4
Jump to solution
05-17-2023 03:12 PM
KateBender3
New Contributor II

This blog post references that Google Translate can be used for Storymaps, but when I've tried Google Translate on multiple Storymaps it brings up a blank screen.

Producing a Story Map in Multiple Languages (esri.com)

Any tips on browser translation tools for Storymaps?

Tags (2)
0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
OwenGeo
Esri Notable Contributor

@KateBender3 -- If you configure the language of your story in the Story settings before you publish it, this will trigger browsers with translation features (which includes all major browsers, like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and many alternative browsers) to automatically prompt readers to translate the story, if needed.

Essentially, this setting configures the story to "broadcast" its language to readers' web browsers. If a reader's browser is set to a different language than the language of the story, the browser will ask the reader if they would like to translate the story into their own language (see screenshot, below).

For more information, see What's New in ArcGIS StoryMaps (April 2021) (esri.com) and Quick Tips for Mastering the ArcGIS StoryMaps Builder (esri.com).

 

Screenshot 2023-05-18 at 2.52.23 PM.jpg

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps

View solution in original post

4 Replies
BernSzukalski
Esri Frequent Contributor

That blog article covers the older Esri Story Maps. For the new ArcGIS StoryMaps this blog will be helpful.

https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/story-maps/constituent-engagement/bilingual-storytelling-w...

The FAQs also cover the topic: https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-storymaps/reference/accessibility-and-supported-languages.htm

KateBender3
New Contributor II

Thank you! Appreciate the updated resource.

0 Kudos
OwenGeo
Esri Notable Contributor

@KateBender3 -- If you configure the language of your story in the Story settings before you publish it, this will trigger browsers with translation features (which includes all major browsers, like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and many alternative browsers) to automatically prompt readers to translate the story, if needed.

Essentially, this setting configures the story to "broadcast" its language to readers' web browsers. If a reader's browser is set to a different language than the language of the story, the browser will ask the reader if they would like to translate the story into their own language (see screenshot, below).

For more information, see What's New in ArcGIS StoryMaps (April 2021) (esri.com) and Quick Tips for Mastering the ArcGIS StoryMaps Builder (esri.com).

 

Screenshot 2023-05-18 at 2.52.23 PM.jpg

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
KateBender3
New Contributor II

Thank you! this is very helpful.

0 Kudos