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Google Spices Up Its Online Translator Service With Sophisticated New Features

Google has upped the ante for its widely popular online translator tool, codenamed as “Google Translate”, by bringing in a couple of new features coupled with a refreshing new look to the service.

In its latest update to the tool, the search engine behemoth has augmented it with three new features, which include offering instant translation capabilities, along with feature to read and write any language.

The most striking feature of the new update is its ability to offer instant translation of languages, which involves offering rapid translation of the language while users type in the words, without necessitating them to click on to “Translate” button over and over again.

In addition to it, the update further enables users to have “Romanised” version of various languages, such as Mandarin and Hindi. However, the feature doesn’t work for a couple of languages, including Hebrew, Persian and Arabic.

It also boasts of a feature that sees an input transliteration of a variety of languages, such as Hindi, Persian, Arabic, etc, that lets users enter words as they sound and the tool will automatically convert them into native characters after clicking on the space button.

The overall quality of translation has been spruced up significantly, but some specific languages have fared better than others. English to Greek, and French to English, translations were found to be immaculate, but Spanish to English translations have shown some issues, according to Computer Shopper.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.