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Google launched app indexing globally in English a couple months back after testing it since November. Now, they’re expanding it into more languages. The feature enables Google to deliver in-app content in search results on mobile devices (specifically Android devices for now). For example, if you search for “Dee Barnes,” you might get a result from Wikipedia. With app indexing, …
Google Translate has hit the 80 languages milestone, as Google announced the addition of support for nine more languages. “Whether you’re trekking to a new place or simply trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t share a language with you, Google Translate can help you connect to new information and people,” says software engineer Arne Mauser. “Today, we’re launching 9 …
Google announced today that it has added handwriting input support to Gmail and Google Docs. You can now input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad. First, you’ll need to enable input tools in Gmail or in Docs, and then select the handwriting input (which is shown with a pencil icon) of the language you …
Update: Bing has now made the official announcement. Bing is reportedly adding the Klingon language to Bing Translator as part of a marketing deal between Microsoft and Paramount, as the studio prepares to release Star Trek Into Darkness. While we’ve been unable to bring up the language in Bing Translator so far, The LA Times (via Engadget) reports that it …
Google is expanding the Knowledge Graph into more languages, including Italian, French, Japanese, and Russian. According to Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch, Google Fellow Ben Gomes made the announcement on stage at LeWeb Paris. There is a blog post about it on Google’s Italy blog (in Italian). There’s no mention in the post, however, about all the new languages, and Lardinois …
Google says that no matter which browser you choose, you should at least be informed on whether or not it’s updated and what the other options are. Three years ago, they created a site that answers those questions and more. Although WhatBrowser.org is a Google creation, they don’t simply recommend that everyone switches to the newest version of Chrome. For …
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 …
Google announced this morning that Voice Search for Android is now available in 13 new languages – Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Swedish. With the addition of these new languages, Google says 100 million new speakers can now use Voice Search. That’s good news for users too, because Google says the …
As previously reported, Apple’s Q3 earnings reveal that the company is doing pretty well in the Chinese market. Half of the company’s revenue comes from international markets, and China is no doubt high on the list. CEO Tim Cook says revenue from the country was $5.7 billion in Q3, accounting for a whopping 48% increase year-over-year. Things may soon get …
Google Input is a virtual keyboard released by the search engine giant, as an extension for Chrome and app for Android. The app/extension allows users to utilize keyboards as they would be constructed in various regions & languages. This video shows how translating words from language to language can be a huge undertaking, as there are words in various cultures …
Way back in November of 2011, Duolingo opened up their private beta and was hit with a flood of excitement in the form of invite requests. “People asking me for Duolingo invites: Patience, grasshoppers,” said creator Luis von Ahn. For those of you who never got in, or who are just hearing about it for the first time and want …
Considering the downward trajectory that Draw Something has seen since being acquired by Zynga, it’s no surprise that the company is attempting to penetrate some new markets and use some star power to ignite a little bit of buzz. Today, Zynga announced that the game is now available in twelve new languages including Spanish, German, and Chinese. Zynga…today launches Draw …
When Google introduced mobile editing in Google Docs last year, many people applauded. Lots of people probably didn’t, though, considering the advance was English-only and left out folks all over the world. Now Google’s addressing that issue with the ability to edit documents in 44 more languages.
Of course, to be honest, this may not yet affect many individuals. Google Docs has had enough trouble catching on with English-speaking Americans, never mind people who aren’t in the company’s home market.
Google has expanded its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature of Google Docs into 29 new languages. It’s now available in a total of 34 languages.
This is the technology that analyzes images and PDF files and extracts text and formatting, so you can edit. The feature was introduced last summer. The development of the technology would be aided by scans of ancient texts.
Language barriers can be incredibly frustrating. There’s nothing quite like facing another intelligent human being and realizing you’ll both have to mime things for the next five minutes in order to have any chance of understanding each other. But Google’s attempting to fix that with a new "Conversation Mode" in Google Translate for Android.
The HTML5 version of the mobile Gmail app hasn’t exactly been friendly towards non-American users to date; English (and indeed what Google calls "U.S. English") was the only language in which it was available. Now, however, Google’s addressed the problem in a big way.
Today, there are 44 new languages on the figurative table, and that should account for the vast majority of people who are likely to own a smartphone. An Android device or anything running a recent version of iOS, in fact.
An estimated 80 million or so people speak Korean worldwide, and starting today, it should be possible for them to conduct searches on Google without lifting a finger. Google Search by voice now supports the Korean language.
Obviously, this is an important step forward since it may make Google more popular with a large number of people. Even Korean-speaking individuals who are also familiar with other languages should appreciate the opportunity to conduct searches in their native tongue.
If you think about it, it’d be slightly inaccurate to say that phones let people all over the world communicate with each other; current tech just transmits sounds, not their significance. But Google’s looking to knock down language barriers with devices that will perform translations on the fly.
The folks in charge of science fiction movies that are currently in development may, for the sake of accuracy, want to feature Google’s name on any universal translators. The company’s continued to move forward in its work with languages by tweaking Google Analytics and a build of Chromium.
Google’s made an announcement regarding Unicode, and believe it or not, there’s something for everyone here. Programmers should be interested to know that Unicode is becoming more popular at a rapid pace. Normal Google users, meanwhile, will be happy to learn that searches should now turn up additional useful results.
Google has launched some new features for Google Translate, while altering the look of the service. In addition to redesigning the site, the new features are aimed at making it faster and easier to translate text between 2,550 language pairs. Google Translate works for 51 languages, representing 98% of Internet users, according to the company.
One new feature is the ability to translate instantly. There used to be a "translate" button, but now it just translates your text as you type it.
Yahoo has launched Yahoo Mobile in Spanish. This is a Spanish-language version of the Yahoo Mobile home page, which is customized specifically for U.S. Hispanic consumers, and is available on over 1,900 devices.
"By bringing together U.S. Hispanic consumers’ favorite content and services from across the Internet, Yahoo! Mobile en Español enables users to create both culturally and personally relevant mobile experiences," a spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebPronews.
Many products are initially available in English, and then branch out into languages like French, Italian, German, and Spanish. (There’s even an acronym, FIGS.) But Google Search by voice broke with tradition – and started to make its way into a huge market – by moving straight from English to Mandarin Chinese today.
There are all sorts of reasons for English speakers to view foreign websites (for info on the latest performance car parts available in Japan, for example, or for local coverage of any news event), and presumably a few people who don’t speak English would like to see our sites, too. Google’s introduced a translation gadget to help them.
Google has introduced Google Sites in Hebrew and Arabic. This makes 40 languages that Google Sites now supports.
To change the language in Google Sites, simply go to More Actions > Manage Site > General. Site Collaborators can change the language of the interface by going to the user settings page from the My Sites list. If no language is set, Google uses the browser language setting.
Language barriers can make communicating the simplest things painful; no one wants to do a sort of hokey pokey just to find the nearest restroom. However, Google’s attempting to leap way past basic human needs and help with complicated manuscripts by introducing translation technology to Google Docs.
The Google Apps Status Dashboard came online in late February as a way of offering "performance information" about Google’s various products. The information was only available in English, however, and Google’s now letting users all over the world become more well-informed with the introduction of 24 new languages.
Google announced today that Google Map Maker is now available in 27 languages with more to come. They can’t translate the interface itself into every language, so they have opened up Map Maker in "Google in Your Language" so users can translate it into their preferred language.
The current available languages include:
It seems that a little recession isn’t going to halt everyone’s favorite search giant. Google is continuing to branch out, with a recent growth spurt seeing it buy more land in Mountain View and make sure people who speak all sorts of languages can use its products.
We English speakers are truly lucky that so much of the world is willing to accommodate us, learning enough of the language to at least give directions to the nearest bathroom. But there’s an amazing amount of written content out there that isn’t in any given person’s native language, and to help with this issue, Google Reader has gained an auto-translate option.
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.
It’s always nice to see Google release its products and services in non-English languages; although these launches don’t do me much good, things feel less “America-centric” as a result. Now Google’s being extra helpful by giving search suggestions in other languages.
Google’s known for leaving “beta” tags hanging about for long periods of time, but today, the company pulled one of its products out of testing. Behold: Google Reader is no longer in Labs, and it’s also gained support for a number of new languages.
I’ve taken classes in Latin, Spanish, and French, and it would be bad for all of us if we had to rely on my understanding of those languages. But those of you who are better with languages – and who are also familiar with some less common ones – should know that Google’s looking for volunteer translators.
SERoundtable looks at a WebmasterWorld thread to find out What Type of Traffic Can You Expect from Yahoo Ads Compared to Google Ads.
Peter Cashmore acknowledges that the expansion has been a little slow in coming. There are now several non-English Flickr facsimiles which will compete with the new Flickrs. The real Flickr has 24 million users (!).
Yet another Google Labs product has made it into the real world; behold Google Notebook in its non-beta glory. The tool has gained the ability to “speak 17 other languages besides English,” but would-be users shouldn’t expect much in the way of additional improvements.
If you go to InterCall’s home page, you will find the word "global" prominently featured. Their tag line in the logo is: "InterCall – Global Conferencing Solutions" and down at the bottom of the page the small type says "InterCall is the leading conference call solution for global business." Not only that, but before you go surfing around their site, you are forced to select your country and language preference from a list of 18 representative flags.
Something new happened in mid-2006 – five out of the top ten websites listed by Alexa (based on traffic for the previous three months) were Asian. Four of those were Chinese.
With the absolute explosion of mobile computing, including cellular phone use, the search industry has not been shy about its embrace of these users.
The capabilities of the Internet have been enhanced and extended by using programming languages with HTML. These languages have been responsible for the dynamic and interactive nature of the Net. New languages and language extensions are being developed to increase the usability of the Internet. Here I will look at some of the important languages that have shape the Internet over the years.