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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.