Thursday, October 2, 2008

11 New Languages at Google Translate

Have you uncovered some exciting new records only to discover they are not in English? Well Google Translate recently added 11 new languages that just may solve your dilema. The newest additions are: Catalan, Filipino, Hebrew, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Google's machine translation service now supports 35 languages and you can use it to translate text between any combination of languages.

Keep in mind that Google usually uses English as the intermediary language, so when you translate a text from Ukrainian to Lithuanian, Google internally translates the text to English first and then translates the result to Lithuanian.

You'll get the best results when one of the languages is English, and for most of us that works out well.


Untangled Family Roots said...

Wow! thank you for that piece of informaiton. I've hit roadblocks before because I didn't know a foriegn language. This is amazing and I can't wait to find the time to go back and visit those road blocks. Maybe I'll get somewhere now!

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

Great! I hope you will let me know if you have success. Good luck! Lisa