Google Translate Adds Support For Khmer

    April 29, 2013
    Chris Crum
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Google announced that it has added support for the Khmer language to Google Translate. This is the 66th supported language.

The launch comes with the ability to use a virtual keyboard and the ability to read Khmer text phonetically, for users who don’t read the Khmer alphabet.

Google Translate Khmer

“Khmer is a challenging language for translation systems for two reasons,” says Google software engineer Arne Mauser. “There isn’t a lot of Khmer data on the web and words are not usually separated by spaces; so in addition to teaching our translation system a new language, it also has to learn how to separate words (what we call segmentation).”

“Over time, we will improve the system and make our Khmer translations better,” Mauser adds. “We constantly improve our algorithm when we find new translations and learn from your alternative translations.”

Google says the language now meets its standards to be launched in Alpha status. It also says that if it doesn’t already support your language, that you can rest assured, they’re working on it.

  • http://Raho Raho

    I need help for English because i don’t speak English

  • Dara

    Thank you so much for google translate we are so happy

  • http://cambodia-town@blogspot.com Rath

    Please add Khmer language to Google Translation as soon as possible. If you need help I will find someone to help.

    Rath Mam

    • Rath

      Sorry about my mistake Khmer language is already added to Google Translation.

      Thank you very much to all Google teams for working so hard and so long.

  • sakana

    I am very glad to hear that Google can work out on Khmer-English translation.This is a great help full for Cambodians

  • sihak

    I am very exciting, when I heard about Khmer language translate to English and to Khmer

  • sihak

    how to use it ? I already went through with Google translate. So what do I have to do next?

  • panha

    i am really really happy to hear that.

  • suong seththy

    I think very good for Cambodian through the world at large.
    And now I am so proud of this language.

  • sea pisey

    It make more easy for me and all people of Cambodia, many thank…!

  • savyim

    I am very happy and would like to say thank Google translate so much about this news.

  • sith k

    I am very thankful that google translate is going to make a Khmer translater. When will the translater be available?

  • oeurn chaneng

    am very happy that Google add the new translate language of Khmer, but i think it not better we can think 80% for translate .

    thank you so much expect you get better soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oeurn Chaneng

  • lido kim

    so‌ good in cambodia

  • http://www.fisz.co.uk/index-1.html Polish translation

    Fantastic news! Finally I can reach this country!

  • Men saman

    It is very good for Cambodians, thanks