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Pinterest Is Crowdsourcing The Site’s Translation Pinterest Is Crowdsourcing The Site’s Translation
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Pinterest wants to translate their site into other languages and they are seeking translators to assist them. Here’s what they had to say in a blog post: At Pinterest, we’ve always wanted to make it easy for people all over …

Bing Translator App For Windows Phone Gets Big Upgrade Bing Translator App For Windows Phone Gets Big Upgrade
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Microsoft announced a new Translator App for Windows Phone, powered by Bing. “The world is a melting pot of culture and languages,” a spokesperson for Microsoft tells WebProNews. “And now with your trusted Windows Phone, you can face new countries …

Twitter Moves Right-To-Left, Adds Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and Urdu Twitter Moves Right-To-Left, Adds Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and Urdu

In January, Twitter added four new right-to-left languages to their Translation Center, the crowdsourcing project that allows users from multiple different languages to help translate Twitter (the service, not the actual tweets). Now, they’ve announced that the work is complete …

Twitter In Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, and Urdu Coming Soon Twitter In Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, and Urdu Coming Soon

Twitter has added four new languages to their Translation Center, and in a few months users should be able to participate in the conversation in some right-to-left reading languages. The new languages are Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, and Urdu and users …

Twitter In Swedish Now A Reality Twitter In Swedish Now A Reality

Twitter announced today that it has launched in Swedish. The microblogging service or social network – whatever you want to call it – is now available in 21 languages. Twitter says over 400,000 volunteers have contributed to its translation center. …

Google Translate Gets Handwriting Input On Android Devices 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 …

Duolingo Wants To Translate The Internet By Helping You Learn Another Language Duolingo Wants To Translate The Internet By Helping You Learn Another Language
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Duolingo’s premise is quite simple. How do you get people to translate the web for free? Their answer is to turn it into an experience that is part game, part language instruction, and all ambitious crowdsourcing. Duolingo is the brainchild …

Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched

Google Translate engineer Josh Estelle announced via Google+ that there is a new Chrome Extension called Google Translate for Google+, which uses Google Translate to automatically translate any post or comment on Google’s new social network into over 50 languages. …

Twitter Gets More Funding, Expands Into 2 More Languages Twitter Gets More Funding, Expands Into 2 More Languages

Twitter announced that it has secured a “significant,” but unspecified new round of funding led by DST Global, with additional participation from existing Twitter investors. Twitter says it will use the money to innovate, hire and invest in international expansion. …

Twitter Translation Center Opens Up
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Twitter has announced the launch of the Twitter Translation Center, which crowdsources translations from Twitter users. 

Google Goggles Gives Translations Via Camera
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Late last year, Google introduced a very cool mobile product called Google Goggles. While only an experimental labs release, it is looking more and more like it will be one that actually graduates to a real feature, and a useful one at that.

Google Adds Chat to Translator Kit
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Google announced today that it has released chat in the Google Translator Toolkit.

"Collaboration is an important part of translation," says Kartik Singh, Software Engineer for the Translator Toolkit. "Whether you work with editors to translate documents, customers to clarify terms or project managers to meet deadlines, working with other translators is key to making high-quality translations."

Google Launches New Transliteration Tool

Google has launched a "new and improved" version of Google Transliteration as a Google Labs experiment. Users can simply go to google.com/transliterate and type in the box to have their words converted to the proper language. There are 17 that are currently supported. Google explains:

Twitter Expands Into More Languages
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Update 4 : Twitter is now supporting the German language.

Update 3 : 
Twitter is now supporting the Italian language.

Update 2 : 
Twitter is now supporting the French language.

Facebook Gives Translators Awards for Their Services
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Facebook has launched an award system for translators, where those who translate for the social network can get special icons as they accomplish specific milestones. Awards are grouped into into the categories of voting participation, words published, and translations published.

Google Puts Its Own Dictionary in the Spotlight
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Google Dictionary is in the spotlight because Google is now using it for its "definition" link on search results pages for word searches. Previously Google pointed users to Answers.com.

New Google Feature Could Steal Some of Bing’s Travel Thunder

Google has launched a new "Translated Search" tool as one of the search engines search options. Google’s search options can currently be accessed by clicking "show options" on any results page, once a search has been performed (although you may not even have to do that soon). The idea is that searchers can more easily find and read content written in other languages.

Google Translate Gets a Makeover and More Features

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.

New Google Labs: Related Links and Script Converter

Google has released a couple of new Labs projects. The first one is called Script converter, and the second one is called Related Links.

The Script Converter Lab lets users read the text of any script in the supported languages, which currently consist of:

- Hindi
- Bengali
- English
- Gujarati
- Kannada
- Malayalam
- Marathi
- Nepali
- Tamil
- Telugu

All you have to do is enter text or a web address in the box, select the language you want to read it in, and press convert.

Google Can Translate Between Over 10,000 Language Pairs
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Google announced today that it has added 285 languages to the Google Translator Toolkit. It now has a total of 345, and Google says it can translate between 10,664 language pairs. The interface itself is availalbe in 35 languages.

Facebook Resurrects the Latin Language
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Facebook has added Latin to its list of languages that the social network now supports (there are more than 70 of them). Azeri, Faroese, Georgian and Nepali have also been launched.