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This article was published on May 13, 2009


Gmail launching ‘on the fly’ language translation

Gmail launching ‘on the fly’ language translation
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mod_translate-1Google’s product management director, Matthew Glotzbach, announced yesterday that Google would be integrating on the fly language translation into Gmail as early as this week.

He announced the update during his keynote address at the CeBit conference and exhibition in Sydney on Tuesday.

Via one click, Gmail will automatically detect the original language and translate the email ‘inline’ into your specified language.

There were rumours that translation would be launched early in May commemorating the 5th anniversary of GMail, but that wasn’t to be.

With any luck, the translation service should be made available to both Gmail and Google Apps as early as Wednesday.

via SteveRubel via MacWorld