You can translate areas of the Surrey Heath website into a number of different languages by using a free translation facility provided by Yahoo! - Babelfish Language Translation Opens in a new window.
Click here to view Yahoo! - Babelfish Language Translation website Opens in a new window and select the required language. To translate the Surrey Heath Borough Council website, enter the following web address in the "Translate a Web Page" field http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk
My browser does not display the appropriate language characters, what should I do?
If you are trying to display a webpage which is written in another language and the correct characters do not appear (often indicated by square boxes instead of the correct characters) then you need to update your web browser with the appropriate language support files.
If you are using Internet Explorer you need to go to View > Encoding > More and then select the language that you need. If support for this language is not already installed on your PC a box will appear asking you to download the relevant files from the Microsoft website. You should do this and they will normally install themselves on your PC although sometimes you may be asked to put your operating system CD in the CD drive as well. You may need to restart your PC.
If all is well the web page should now display with the correct character set.
Unfortunately, Surrey Heath Borough Council does not have the resources to manually translate its web pages from English into other languages that are not listed on the AltaVista Babel Fish Translation facility. However, web translation links will be provided as soon as services for these languages become available.
The council has a Language Line that can help you talk to us in your own language.
If you would like to talk to council staff by using your first language, then ask about Language Line. Language Line is available at every Council office.Use this link to www.languageline.co.uk Opens in a new window
Staff will ring Language Line for you if they cannot translate for you themselves.
Language Line offers translation into over 100 languages including - Welsh, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujerati, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.