Google Translate just got smarter

Friday, March 27, 2009

I don't know when this change was made but it seems to have been today (although a lot of the changes Google makes take days to reach me in Korea). See the difference?

Google Translate is offered in some 41 languages now and I use it quite a bit as a dictionary, perhaps 90% of the time. The best dictionary online for Turkish for example is but using it each time requires waiting for the entire page to load, whereas Google Translate is almost instantaneous. Yesterday I looked up a few things in Turkish and Norwegian, and lo and behold! Today those three (English is the third) are at the top in a new menu above the other languages. This makes sense since most people aren't going to be interested in the majority of the languages in the list, and recently I've been thinking that the list has gotten a tad long.

Now let's see if there's an article out there about this too. One moment...

Hmm...found this, but that's not the same thing. I'm sure a blog somewhere mentions this change though.


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