New Entry Tools Google Down Language Barriers
Feb 12,2013 0 Comments
It has been said, but joked that the Internet has forced people to speak English. Although it can be a funny thing to say, there is a grain of truth in this. In 2009, the French head of the list of languages on the Internet, with China not far behind. Many factors come into play, of course, but the fact that there are more non-English speakers online can not be ignored.
That being said, it is quite logical for the company the world’s largest Internet to provide tools that will open doors for non-English. And that is exactly what the Google guys did.
In a blog post last week, Google Translate team announced something along these lines: Input Tools Google.
If you are a Chrome user, you probably have already thanked the high heavens for the translation feature built-in allows you to give a sense of pages in foreign languages. I can not tell you how many times it has saved me frustration.
With the new capture tools, Google Translate – page – is even easier to use. Google currently supports 65 languages, but there was a time that input tools have been limited. English probably do not have a clue about the implications of these new tools coming from Google, but take for example the Chinese language. Among the four popular input methods (different variants of the language), only one was available via Google. If you used the other three, while you were sh # t out of luck.
With the update, more languages - and their variants – are taken into account. I think this is the right path to take given that geographic and cultural barriers are virtually nonexistent in the virtual world.
There are other good news!
The new Google entry tools are available not only to translate but also for other products such as Gmail and promenade. Reason for the world to use Google, right?