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Google Translate now translates between 20+ languages

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 08 May 2008 3:20 User comments (3)

Google Translate now translates between 20+ languages Interestingly, we couldn't find a single news source to back up this finding, but this morning Google's localized versions suddenly began to show "Translate this page" links next to links written in another language. This has been a norm for several years for English, German, etc Google versions, but now apparently Google has expanded its language options significantly.
After few tests, it seems that Google is able to translate between all the old and new languages, so translating from Chinese to Norwegian, from Greek to Finnish, from Swedish to English, etc is possible and produces understandable results (sure, automated translation hasn't and most likely wont, in near future, replace human translation) that could make Net much, much more "global" place to be :-)

Anyway, here's the new, full list of languages supported by Google Translate:
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

To test the new translation tools, you could check how well you can understand the Finnish version of AfterDawn, translated to English or, say, does Swedish description of DVD Shrink make any sense when translated to English

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3 user comments

18.5.2008 3:28

Wow !!!

( Hey, nowhere is jive translated ;(

28.5.2008 7:21

That's great and all, but I just have one wish with all translators. That would that you had the option to either translate words in said languages lettering system or into your languages lettering system. That way I could actually read what I translate.

38.5.2008 21:36

To me this feature had always been there i thought, maybe i was wrong. I however do not see persian in it so far. but i gotta saywell done to Google for the change it is what the world needs.

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