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This article was published on November 10, 2011


Google Translate iPhone app gains support for 5 more Indic languages

Google Translate iPhone app gains support for 5 more Indic languages
Aayush Arya
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Aayush Arya

Aayush is the India Editor & Apps Co-Editor at The Next Web. When not writing, he enjoys spending his time bungling about on Twitter or Aayush is the India Editor & Apps Co-Editor at The Next Web. When not writing, he enjoys spending his time bungling about on Twitter or Google+, and answering email.

Google has updated its Google Translate iPhone app to add support for five new Indic languages, according to a post on the Google Translate Blog. The new languages are Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

Google added support for these languages to its online translation service back in June and had at the time said that they were in an experimental stage due to some major differences in language structure compared to their western counterparts.

Unfortunately, the company hasn’t been able to polish it up enough to be able to remove the ‘experimental’ tag from these languages yet and we could not get it to produce an accurate translation of even the simplest of sentences. Hopefully, they will see improvements with time.

Of course, Google’s support for India’s most widely spoken language Hindi remains as good as ever, with the service capable of doing nearly perfect translations from English and even speaking the results out loud. It’s so good, in fact, that you can apparently use it to place your order at an Indian restaurant in Hindi over the phone!

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