Google releases MT and Lang Detection API

I see from the Google Official Blog that they’ve rolled out something called the “Google AJAX Language API – Tools for translation and language detection”.

You can read more about it here.

Although the tool release is aimed at developers, giving them the capability to “translate and detect the language of blocks of text within a webpage using only Javascript”, it will be interesting to see where this leaves Google’s much vaunted “volunteer” translation effort for “other” languages.

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.


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