New(ish) Gmail Reaching Speakers Of 37 Languages

Four more in the works

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There’s something seemingly futile about discussing language options; after all, anyone who’s reading this article already understands English.  Still, we’re somewhat excited to report that Google is releasing a new version of Gmail in 37 languages.

"As we first announced when we launched in English, this version, available for IE7 and Firefox 2, has an entirely new code base, which allows us to add new features more rapidly and share components with other Google applications . . ." writes Robby Stein on the Official Gmail Blog.New(ish) Gmail Reaching Speakers Of 37 Languages

So a great deal of the world should, in effect, gain access to a faster and more interesting email service.  Also, in the event that you speak English as a second (or third or fourth) language, Stein adds, "[Y]ou can now change your default language from the Settings menu to take advantage of a bunch of features that have recently launched in your preferred language . . ."

Google’s better than most companies about translating its creations into non-English languages; this development continues the trend.  One thing the search giant wants to avoid, though, is "bricking" anyone’s email – the thought would count less at that point – and Stein points out that third-party Gmail extensions may not get along too well with the new update.

By the way, the number 37 should soon rise to 41 – Google can’t be counted on to make a separate announcement, but it’s also working on new Gmail versions in Icelandic, Hebrew, Croatian, and Arabic.

New(ish) Gmail Reaching Speakers Of 37 Languages
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  • http://coolslko.blogspot.com Neeraj Srivastava

    That’s really great news for people who are more familiar and understand other language basically their mother tongue as they access Gmail in their well known language too……..

  • Guest

    My Gmail account and my GoogleApps mail both are still not getting new Gmail. I use UK English.
    When I switch to US English, I see the new Gmail.
    When I switch back to UK English, it switches back to old Gmail.
    I just tried it again. And this is mid-April 2008.

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