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."
"Just like chat in Gmail, you can send instant messages to colleagues, friends, family and groups directly from within Translator Toolkit," explains Singh. "All the features and settings of chat are the same as what you’re used to, including going on the record to save your translation chats in Gmail. If you don’t want to be interrupted as you work on a translation, you can simply go invisible or turn off chat through the Translator Toolkit settings."
Google has also made some other updates to the toolkit. Users can now change their display language and set the toolkit tabs to open or close by default. In addition, Google has expanded entries in the dictionary tab to include useful information, such as parts of speech and alternate definitions.
If you’re translating a word in a certain language, you will find alternate translations for that word for different definitions.