Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support

Google just announced the launch of offline language packages for Google Translate for Android. With the feature, you don’t need an Internet connection to translate your way out of a jam. If you open the app, and select “offline languages”…

Google Translate Adds Phrasebook To Help You Remember What You Learned

Google has introduced a new feature for Google Translate, which could go a long way in helping users remember the translations they learn from the tool. It’s called Phrasebook, and lets you save useful translated phrases to refer to later.…

Google Translate Adds Input Tools

Google announced that it has integrated new input tools into Google Translate. When you choose an input language, you should see the input tools icon at the bottom of the text area. Click on this to turn on the input…

Fresh Prince Theme Song Gets Google Translated into an Unrecognizable Mess

The theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air can be sung by everyone, everywhere. I’m sure people even sing it in other languages. It’s ubiquitous. So what if someone ran it through Google Translate, you know, a couple dozen…

Google Translate Gets Reverse, Frequencies And Synonyms

Google has launched some new Google Translate features: reverse translations, frequencies and synonyms. “Our users often tell us that they check our translations by translating them back into their original language,” says Google in a blog post. “Reverse translations can…

Google Adds Its 65th Language To Google Translate With Lao

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…

Google Translate For Android Gets New Camera Functionality

Google Translate for Android has a new update with a handful of new features, including the ability to translate text from pictures you take with your phone’s camera. This should make a nice addition to the translation-by-handwriting feature Google introduced…

Google Translate For Android Gets Text-To-Speech In 40 Languages

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Google Translate by now. The admittedly flawed tool does its best to provide an accurate translation of Web pages for those of us who couldn’t pay attention during our classes on ancient Latin and…

Google Website Translator Gives Webmasters More Control

Back in 2009, Google released Website Translator, a plugin powered by Google Translate, which enabled webmasters to make their site’s content available in 51 languages (now it’s over 60). Google says over a million sites have utilized it to date.…

Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier

In my line of work and as an Asian Studies minor, I come upon a lot of Japanese and Chinese Web sites. Even though I took three years of Japanese, I still rely on the all might Google Translate to…