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Yeah, Dad, Google Translate Knows Your Dutch Vulgarity

Yeah, Dad, Google Translate Knows Your Dutch Vulgarity

By Josh Wolford January 23, 2015

Google Translate is a pretty magical app. I think we can say that without equivocation. Google recently added the ability to point and shoot words and have them instantly translated – and the darndest thing is that it actually works. …

Google+ Gets a New In-Line Translation Feature Google+ Gets a New In-Line Translation Feature

Google has just announced that they are beginning to roll out a new native translation feature inside Google+. With Google Translate inside Google+, you’ll see a “Translate” link directly underneath any text that’s in a foreign language. Simply click the …

Google Translate Gets Handwriting Input On Homepage Google Translate Gets Handwriting Input On Homepage

Google announced that handwriting is now available as an input option for Google Translate on the Google Translate homepage. “Handwriting input lets you translate a written expression, even if you don’t know how to type the characters,” writes product manager …

Google Translate Adds Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese & Marathi Google Translate Adds Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese & Marathi
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Google announced that it has added support for five new languages to Google Translate, which brings the total to over 70 languages supported. The new languages are: Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi. All of them except for Bosnian are …

Google Translate Adds Support For Khmer Google Translate Adds Support For Khmer
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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 …

IKEA Pillow Google Translates to ‘Cuddle Rape’ IKEA Pillow Google Translates to ‘Cuddle Rape’

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What happens when you type the name of a certain style of pillow from IKEA into Google Translate? Well, something interesting, that’s what. Redditor 3rxx noticed that the Google translation for the IKEA pillow collection “Gosa Raps” is “Cuddle Rape.” …

Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support

Google just announced the launch of offline language packages for Google Translate for Android. With the feature, you don’t need an Internet connection to translate your way out of a jam. If you open the app, and select “offline languages” …

Google Translate Adds Phrasebook To Help You Remember What You Learned Google Translate Adds Phrasebook To Help You Remember What You Learned
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Google has introduced a new feature for Google Translate, which could go a long way in helping users remember the translations they learn from the tool. It’s called Phrasebook, and lets you save useful translated phrases to refer to later. …

Google Translate Adds Input Tools Google Translate Adds Input Tools

Google announced that it has integrated new input tools into Google Translate. When you choose an input language, you should see the input tools icon at the bottom of the text area. Click on this to turn on the input …

Fresh Prince Theme Song Gets Google Translated into an Unrecognizable Mess
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The theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air can be sung by everyone, everywhere. I’m sure people even sing it in other languages. It’s ubiquitous. So what if someone ran it through Google Translate, you know, a couple dozen …

Google Translate Gets Reverse, Frequencies And Synonyms Google Translate Gets Reverse, Frequencies And Synonyms
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Google has launched some new Google Translate features: reverse translations, frequencies and synonyms. “Our users often tell us that they check our translations by translating them back into their original language,” says Google in a blog post. “Reverse translations can …

Google Adds Its 65th Language To Google Translate With Lao Google Adds Its 65th Language To Google Translate With Lao
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Google announced today that it has added Lao to its Google Translate repertoire, making it the 65th language the service supports. Lao, sometimes called Laotion, is spoken in Laos, Thailand, the U.S., France, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina. In …

Google Translate For Android Gets New Camera Functionality Google Translate For Android Gets New Camera Functionality
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Google Translate for Android has a new update with a handful of new features, including the ability to translate text from pictures you take with your phone’s camera. This should make a nice addition to the translation-by-handwriting feature Google introduced …

Google Translate For Android Gets Text-To-Speech In 40 Languages Google Translate For Android Gets Text-To-Speech In 40 Languages
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I’m sure you’re all familiar with Google Translate by now. The admittedly flawed tool does its best to provide an accurate translation of Web pages for those of us who couldn’t pay attention during our classes on ancient Latin and …

Google Website Translator Gives Webmasters More Control Google Website Translator Gives Webmasters More Control

Back in 2009, Google released Website Translator, a plugin powered by Google Translate, which enabled webmasters to make their site’s content available in 51 languages (now it’s over 60). Google says over a million sites have utilized it to date. …

Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier
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In my line of work and as an Asian Studies minor, I come upon a lot of Japanese and Chinese Web sites. Even though I took three years of Japanese, I still rely on the all might Google Translate to …

Google Adds Labels to Translator Toolkit Google Adds Labels to Translator Toolkit

If you do a lot of online translation and editing, you’re probably familiar with Google’s Translator Toolkit, which provides users with more control over document translation and editing. Supported by Google Translate and with a front-end quite similar to Gmail …