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May 13, 2010

5 New Languages in Google Translate

Google Translate added 5 new languages: Armenian (6.7 million speakers), Azerbaijani (20-30 million speakers), Basque (about 660,000 speakers), Georgian (4 million speakers) and Urdu (70 million speakers), but don't expect to read high-quality translations because the language models are still in alpha. "Translation to and from ALPHA languages may not work as well as other languages, as these systems are still in early stages of development," explains Google Translate's FAQ.

In a recent article from Spiegel, Google's Franz Och said that "the databases for 296 other languages are in development". Right now, Google Translate supports 57 languages, while Microsoft's Bing Translator has support for 30 languages.


16 comments:

  1. Wow. How did you select the individual language from the list? I tried Ctrl+select, and it select all :-). Let me know the trick.

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  2. 失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。...............................................................

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  3. Oh my God, thank you Google!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Still waiting for Luxembourgish to be added...

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  5. Latin, please! I'd be ever so grateful. :-)

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  6. Hahaha the translate is not even close .. *off to Google Translate to help*

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  7. @Anonymous:

    I used Firefox's multiple selection feature (press Ctrl while selecting text), but it's not always easy to select more than one word.

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  8. Ok, I never really tried the Google Translate option before, although I have seen it on a couple different occasions.

    I always thought it was just an old fashion web translator (i.e. "Hello, how are you?" gets translated "Hello, are how you?" or w/e).

    It being Google I should have known better.
    All I have to say is that I am impressed with the accuracy of the translations that this feature in Google Chrome puts out. I wouldn't say it's perfect yet, but I'd say it's the best I've seen.

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  9. where is the Gujarati?

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  10. Thank you very much from Azerbaijan! :)

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  11. Please modify these names not being converted to Roman as noticed in D2_Station:
    瞳子 > Hitoko
    由乃 > Yuno

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  12. Hi,
    I am integrating google translate API in a web project that i have. any idea how to link or map the languages provided by google translate API with the languages that i have in the local database? any global settings/language shortcut used by google that i can map to?

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  13. I wish there was a romanization for Hebrew and Yiddish. a good one, not like the arabic one where there are no vowels.

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