Googles online translate service now has 10 more languages to choose from bringing the total to 23.
Even tough Google has started with just a search engine that proved to be successful, it has always tried to keep its users interested by adding more services to its online suite. The most pleasant part of this is that most of Google service are free for everybody including some corporate-level ones such as Google Analytics.
One of the most popular and useful services that Google offers for free is Google Translate. The service can translate any text from one supported language to another but the cherry on top is the feature which enables users to translate whole webpages just by entering the URL.
Google Translate was added translation capabilities for 10 new languages, bringing the total to 23 languages. The newly featured languages include Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian and Swedish.
In addition, users can now translate text and web pages as well as perform cross-language searches between any two languages that Google Translate offers. For example, Google Translate now supports Chinese translation to/from any of our languages (e.g., Chinese to French).
Googla also added a “Detect Language” option to help users automatically identify the language of the text they’re trying to translate. The longer the text, the more accurate it will be. And for those users who have embedded the Google Translate My Page gadget in their website to give it global reach, these new languages will automatically appear.
Google acknowledges that while its system is quite good, it’s not perfect. Machine translation is a hard problem, but it plays an important role in helping people access content they might otherwise be unable to read. Google is constantly working to improve the quality, so if you find a translation that’s not quite right, let them know by using our “Suggest a better translation” feature.