Frequently asked questions
can I switch languages?
the language navigation at the top of the
page. The activated language is shown as a white oval
shape with the language abbreviation inside. The abbreviations
stand for the following languages:
To switch to a different language,
just click on the language symbol of your choice.
Please note that not all the content of www.astro.com
is available in all languages. If a webpage or service
is not available in your language, you will automatically
be led to the English version.
Seriously interested volunteer translators for English
material are welcome.
- Are you planning
to translate your website into other languages besides the ones you've
Currently our reports and website are being translated into Chinese and
Japanese. Once the website is online in these languages, we consider
translating it into other languages. However, these languages need to be
carefully chosen for several reasons:
a) Translating the website is quite elaborate and costly. It involves the translation
of hundreds of pages of text and complex software resources.
b) Our free web services at www.astro.com are financed by means of selling our
high-quality horoscope reports. So, in order to be able to offer free services
in a certain language, we need to have at least some of our reports translated
into this language. This means having to invest into the translation of these
reports which comprise several thousand pages. Such an investment has to be
justified by some prospect of being able to sell the reports.
Therefore we can only translate into languages which offer a reasonable market
for our products.
- If there are
different variants of a certain language, which one do you use - or do
you (wish to) make your website available in both?
We are aware that certain languages exist in different variants, for example
British and American English, or Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. At www.astro.com,
we do not favour any particular variants.
It is our language policy to cultivate the co-existence of the different variants.
And it depends on the respective authors or translators which one is used in
a particular text. We do not intend to support two varieties of the same language
as separate languages.
- There are still
pages in existing web languages which haven't been translated. Can I help?
Yes, certainly. We are happy to accept help from volunteer translators. If you
notice that a certain page in the "Understanding Astrology" or "Free
Horoscopes" sections hasn't been translated and you would like to make a
contribution, please write an e-mail to webmaster at astro dot com.