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July 9, 2009

Google Translates Documents

Google Translate added the option to upload the documents you want to translate. Until now, you could copy the text in Google Translate or publish the document online and paste its address.

Unfortunately, Google converts your documents to HTML and then it translates the HTML file, so the translation doesn't preserve the layout or the embedded images. You can upload Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, HTML and text files.


{ via Blogoscoped Forum }

22 comments:

  1. It is a great tool, but I wish Google would allow us to save the translated document either in Google Docs or in our computer.

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  2. Google Docs will add a translation feature. Visit this page:

    https://docs.google.com/ViewDocTranslation?id=DOCUMENTID
    (replace DOCUMENTID with an ID from one of your documents)

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  3. Tamil is spoken by 66 million people worldwide. India, Sri Lanka and Singapore, where it has an official status; with significant minorities in Canada, Malaysia, Mauritius, and Réunion. Certainly Singapore translates all the official documents to Chinese, Malay and Tamil. They should have the parallel corpus for Tamil. Please include Tamil as one of the languages for translation.

    Thanks

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  4. Please include Tamil as one of the languages for translation, one of the most ancient languages still in use.

    Thanks.

    Natarajan.

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  5. Please include Tamil, its one of the main languages in South India, with an unbroken literary history of 2000 years. Its widely used in govt., media and advertising as well.

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  6. Please include Tamil. Tamil is one of the ancient languages in the world.

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  7. தமிழ் தெய்வீகமான, பழைமையான, இனிமையான, அருமையான மொழி. அதை அவசியம் சேர்க்கவேண்டும்.

    தமிழ்செல்வன்.

    Tamil is a divine, ancient, sweet and nice language. Please include it.

    Thamizhchelvan.

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  8. தமிழையும் சேருங்கள். மிகத் தொண்மையான மொழி..

    ஜெயக்குமார்

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  9. Please provide translation services for tamil too

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  10. Please include Tamil, its one of the main languages in South India, with an unbroken literary history of 2000 years. Its widely used in govt., media and advertising as well.

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  11. It is nice tool, but I wish Google would allow us to save the translated document either in Google Docs.

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  12. No doubt its really an awesome translating tool. Thanks for more info

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  13. I suspect integration with Google Docs isn't far away. At first just a "Translate this" link opening an HTML view in a new tab, then maybe translation of selected text on demand, being a "viewer" of a doc in another language, etc. I guess the Holy Grail might be transparent, on-the-fly translation, such that collaborators on a doc might not even have to speak a common language. (Heh... at what point is life made too easy? :-p )

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  14. I LICK TAMIL . WE NEED GOOGLE TRANSLATE IN TAMIL . WELCOM IT .THE VERY OLDEST LNGUAGE IN THE WORLD .

    -THOTAVASU
    A.P

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  15. Please include Tamil in Google Translation. I hope soon this will be done. And if done it will be useful very much.. ;)

    Loganathan. S.
    Tamil Nadu.

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  16. Tamil sucks. Google needs to allow users to save translated PDFs!!!!!

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  17. Anonymous said on March 11, 2010 7:40 PM PDT: - sucks


    THOTAVASU A.P - Clearly needs Tamil to be added

    And I agree that document saving feature would be most helpful (or at least make it so that if you copy and paste from the screen it doesn't include the underlying source language too).

    Otherwise genuinely impressed with the readability of these 'machine' translations - thanks for another great product.

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  18. I subscribe to what ''web development company'' said and I wish to have to possibility to save the translated documents into a file format.

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  19. Please provide support for Tamil as echoed by many of the users above.

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  20. Google translate is a big waste. Only Hindi wallas are hired by Google who do not want to develop other languages.

    For best word translation use EUDICT.

    Eudict Tamil is the second largest dictionary even technical words are there. Hindi does not have many technical words even Hindi people dont understand Hindi.

    Go to EUDICT.com and try the English<>Tamil any word.

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  21. Tamil is ancient language why not thinking to add the Tamil in Google translate software. If they are added upon request many thanks to them

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  22. If you want precision with your translations use Babylon 9 because Google is not that good of a translating tool anymore. The times are different now.

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