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Google launches universal translation tool for web publishers

Google Translate certainly isn't the first machine-based translation engine that lets you translate text or entire web pages from one language to another. But it's certainly one of the most prevalent. And something tells me it's about to get even more ubiquitous, as Google has just launched a gadget that web publishers can use to let users translate pages to any language with the click of a...

Oy gevalt! Google Translate adds 9 new languages, including Yiddish

Google has added 9 new languages to its web-based translation service. That means Google Translate now supports 51 different languages, and 2550 language pairs. Google Translate already had dozens of widely used languages including English, French, German, Japanse, Chinese, and Russian as well as some more obscure languages. The latest 9 probably fall into the latter category. We're talking,...

Google Docs now supports translation into 42 languages

Google has added a "translate document" option to the tools area of Google Docs. This lets you translate the text of any document to 42 languages. You can either replace the original file with the translation or copy the translation to a new document which you can share with collaborators or export as a DOC, HTML, PDF, RTF, TXT, or OpenOffice.org file. You could also use the tool to import...

Translate before you tweet, using Twinslator

As Twitter's worldwide growth continues, non-English-speakers are adopting it in larger numbers. And when we don't all speak the same language, it might sometimes be necessary to translate a tweet into something other than your native tongue. Twinslator makes that very easy, by providing what's essentially a mashup of Twitter and Google Translate. It's a translator you can tweet from. If you...

Translation Party achieves hilarious results using Google Translate - Time Waster

Translation Party is a site that automates the old trick of running a sentence through machine translation until it's humorously unintelligible. Instead of manually copy-pasting into Babelfish or Google Translate, you can just put in a phrase once, hit enter, and watch as Translation Party passes it back and forth between English and Japanese, getting further from your original meaning every...

Google Translate now handles uploaded documents

Google Translate already provided tools that let users translate snippets of text or entire web pages by entering a URL and choosing the source and output languages. Now you can also upload documents to translate. Google quietly added the option sometime int he last few days. there's not a ton of information about the new feature available, but it appears to handle TXT, HTML, XLS, DOC, and PDF...

Google's Translator Toolkit helps humans improve machine translation

Google's automated translation service, Google Translate, is one of the most popular language tools on the web, but Google has other ambitions in the translation field. The recently-launched Translator Toolkit is aimed at helping people create better translations of web pages, Wikipedia articles and Google Knol articles. These improved translations feed back into Google Translate, making it more...

Gmail adds email translation features: Is this helpful?

Google has a lot of different services under its roof. And sometimes it makes a lot of sense to combine them. For example, Google Docs is an online office suite. And people often send Office documents as email attachments. So it's kind of a no-brainer to let users open or preview PDF, DOC, and other file sent to their Gmail addresses. Google also has a web-based language translator. It comes in...

Fried Babelfish takes Google Translate out of your browser

Fried Babelfish is a desktop application for Windows that lets you translate text from one language into another. Despite its name, the program is powered by Google Translate, not Babelfish (an older version used the Babelfish web translation service). You need an internet connection to use Fried Babelfish, but you do not need a web browser. This makes it easy to translate text in one window...

How to say where is the bathroom in 34 languages at once

Planning a trip around the globe and need to make sure you know how to ask for directions to the train station in two dozen languages? Nice Translator can help. Nice Translator is powered by Google Translate, so you get the same results from Google. But the interface is incredibly easy to use. Just select the languages you want to translate text into and start typing. Nice Translator will...

Frengly does translation, but does it beat Babelfish?

The biggest players in the online translation game are Yahoo! Babelfish and Google Translate. They both have their unique charms, but a site called Frengly might offer a little competition. Its selection of languages isn't quite as extensive as Google's -- you won't find Hindi, Latvian or Catalan, for example -- but it does offer more languages and more combinations than Babelfish. Frengly's...

Google adds instant translation to Google Reader

Google Reader, Bloglines and other RSS readers make it easy to keep on top of the latest news from dozens, or even hundreds of web pages without actually visiting those pages. But if you want to read a web site that constantly covers news you're interested in, and just happens to be in a language you don't speak, in the past you've needed to exit your RSS reader and load the page in Google...

Google Translate becomes even more useful

Google has udated its language translation page, adding support for Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish. That brings the total number of language you can translate to and from to 24. But the most useful feature of the new Google Translate is the automatic language detection feature. You no longer have to select the language of a web page in order to...

Add a translation widget to your web page

The beauty of the web is that your personal homepage could have an international audience. Of course, visitors from Russia, Korea, or Japan might have a hard time reading your English-only website. There are plenty of tools out there that let proactive internet users translate a web page. But you can also make it easy on visitors by adding translation widgets to your blog or web site. This week...

Google Translate changes its translation engine

Google has dumped Systran, the company that had been powering much of Google's web-based language translation service. Google had developed its own machine translation skill, but until recently, Google was only using its own technology to translate Arabic, Chinese, and Russian text and web sites. Now Google is using its own engine to translate 25 different language pairs. Machine translation is...