One problem that a small software developer like myself faces is getting my software and its help content available to users that don’t speak my language. Translating something like the Paint.NET Help is a daunting task — it’s a lot of content, so it either takes a lot of time, or a lot of money.

Machine Translation (MT) gets a bad rep because it usually provides laughable, hardly usable translations. It is, however, very cost effective. So, I have added the Windows Live Translator widget to the Paint.NET Help. Hopefully it can help non-English users get the gist of the help content, while at the same time adding some more feedback into the Windows Live Translator system. Who knows, maybe someday it will be almost as good as a “real” translation ๐Ÿ™‚

If you use this, then please send feedback via the “Is this translation useful?” link at the top of the Windows Live Translator shell.