San Francisco, July 30 Google announced Wednesday it was adding 20 new languages for its mobile translation application that reads text and instantly converts to another tongue. The smartphone app now can read 27 languages and instantly convert the text without an internet connection, the tech giant said. Google also said it was making voice translation ‘faster and smoother’ in the Translate app, which can interpret street signs, ingredient lists, instruction manuals and other texts. The real-time text translation began with seven languages — English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The new ones added are Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. Additionally, one-way translations are available from English to Hindi and Thai.
Translate app adds 20 new languages
The Himalayan Times
Published: 05:56 pm Jul 31, 2015