Small Step for Google - Big Step for Language Barriers

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet on March 05, 2010

With the introduction of Automatic Translation – Google’s newest feature added to the Chrome browser – Google has done it again, making life easier for all internet users wishing to access information in their own language.

If, for example, you were looking for an authentic Coq au Vin recipe and a French language web page caught your eye, the new Google Chrome search engine will now instantly detect that the page is written in another language and offer to translate it into your preferred language.

There is no additional software needed. This convenient feature operates through Google Translate which currently supports 52 languages.

In addition to automatic translation, new customizable privacy settings have been applied to Chrome. You can now control cookies, images, JavaScript, plug-ins, and pop-ups on a site-by-site basis.

Google continues to push the envelope on linguistic support, and we’re looking forward to what they’ll come up with next.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

To find out more click here.

Topics: Translation Technology