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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 tool, or switch to another one in the drop-down menu. The tools are also available in Gmail, Google Drive, Chrome, …

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Fresh Prince Theme Song Gets Google Translated into an Unrecognizable Mess

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 times? Have you ever played telephone? On its long and painful trip, the lyrics to one of the most home-karaoke’d …

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Google Translate Gets Reverse, Frequencies And Synonyms

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 distinguish translations of different meanings and reveal subtle differences among similar words. Each translation is now annotated with its most …

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Google Adds Its 65th Language To Google Translate With Lao

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 Laos, it is the official language. As of 2006, there were a reported 5.22 million native speakers. Google is keeping …

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Google Translate For Android Gets New Camera Functionality

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 for Android earlier this year (an extension of this technology just made its way to Google’s mobile search just a …

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Google Translate For Android Gets Text-To-Speech In 40 Languages

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 its influences on modern romance languages. We’re not talking about the Web version though. The Android app has seen a …

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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 has now launched a new feature that lets users customize the translations and make adjustments. “Once you add the …

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Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier

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 get me through most of those Web pages. If it’s bad enough for me, just imagine the headache app developers …

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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 and G+ interfaces, Translate Toolkit helps users create, collaborate on, and organize translations that go beyond the scope of a …

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Google Translate Saves The Day And A Life

Google Translate, Google’s free online language translation tool can help identify languages and instantly translate words, phrases and web pages. Two Oregon State Police troopers recently put this new tool to the test using the app to communicate with an impaired Chinese driver who didn’t speak English. Luckily the story has a happy ending and it should be a relief …

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Google Translate Gets Handwriting Input On Android Devices

I love Google Translate for Android. It’s already made my 3-year-old more fluent in Russian than myself (admittedly, I’m not fluent in Russian at all). But it just got better, and I can’t wait to show her. Now it has a new input feature for handwriting. With the latest Android update, you can use your touchscreen to write characters. You’ll …

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