Google Launches Translate Community

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Google just announced the launch of a new Translate Community aimed at helping the company improve its translation quality for the 80 languages it already supports.

The community is aimed at multi-lingual language enthusiasts, who will also be tasked with helping Google launch in additional languages.

"In the new community, you'll find options to help with a variety of things, including generating new translations and rating existing ones," says Google Translate program manager Sveta Kelman. "Over time, you’ll find more ways to contribute, as well as get more visibility into the impact of your contributions and the activity across the community. We will also localize Community pages to support your preferred display language. If you have feedback and ideas about improving and growing our community, we'd love to hear it so please don't hesitate to submit it via "Send feedback" link on the bottom of the page."

Translate Community will also give people who don't necessarily want to volunteer their time to dedicate to the cause a place to let the team know about problems they encounter while using Google's products.

Users can click an "Improve this translation" button, and then "Contribute" to submit a suggestion. It will incorporate corrections over time.

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