Friday, June 24, 2011

Google translates Bangla languages

Google has expanded its free internet translation service to include Bangla, one of the most spoken languages in the world, reports AFP.

Bangla language is spoken in Bangladesh, West Bengal, and parts of the Indian states of Tripura and Assam.

Translation of the newly added language was in "alpha" form meaning that there was polishing to be done, Google research scientist Ashish Venugopal said in a blog post.

"If you notice incorrect or missing translations for any of our languages, please correct us; we enjoy learning from our mistakes and your feedback helps us graduate new languages from alpha status," Venugopal said.

Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu languages, spoken in India, were also added to Google Translate, bringing to 63 the number of languages supported by the California-based firm's online service.

"We hope that the launch of these new alpha languages will help you better understand the Indic web and encourage the publication of new content in Indic languages," he added.

Google also made software for fonts used in the languages available for download.


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