Google and its language tools

One of the things I admire about Google is their effort to localize their websites. It dates back to 2001 when they started the Google in Your Language project. This project has encouraged thousands of volunteers from different countries to translate Google pages into their native language. Because of their diligent efforts, Google is now available in more than 100 languages.

The Google in Your Language project was not an easy task, but Google is serious about reaching all markets worldwide and perfecting its international search approach. There are notable efforts by Google to reach Arabic speakers, South Koreans, Chinese, Indians, Russians, Brazilians, New Zealanders and Japanese users. This is to ensure that everyone has access to all Google products and tools.

Apart from Google in different languages, they also offer this machine translation service for free. The service is called Google Translate, which so far can translate between 34 languages ​​and is easy to use. Google Translate can be accessed on the product main page or in Google Language Tools.

What the user only has to do when he has seen some foreign text on one of the websites he visits and is curious what it means is to copy and paste the foreign text into the Google Translate box. He then selects the language of the original text in the field and the language into which it is to be translated in the second field, e.g. B. English. Then he clicks the Translate button. The translated text appears in the left column. An example of translated text in Google Translate which is very accurate

Users can also ask Google to translate a webpage simply by pasting the URL of that page. And choose from which language to translate to which language.

Another cool thing about the Google Translate site is that this site is not limited to text or web translations. It can also perform a translated search where two types of search results appear on the same page. (The left column has search results for the original language, while the right one has translated search results.) It also has a dictionary of different languages ​​and translations, a gadget that users can embed in their websites to offer their visitors the ability to translate, and the Google Toolbar, which users can customize in any of the 34 supported languages.


Google Language Tools just proves how Google helps improve the web by giving everyone access to it through translating languages. However, it is questionable whether Google has a hidden agenda for this translation effort. Are you serious about breaking the language barrier? Or do they just want to expand their search market and earn more with it. What do you think?

Source by Chris Sandberg

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