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Technology For first time since 2016, Google Translate adds support for five new languages

11:30  27 february  2020
11:30  27 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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It's adding five languages , including Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Odia (India), Tata, Turkmen and You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Believe it or not, Google hasn't added languages to Translate since 2016 -- it's not clear why, but

Believe it or not, Google hasn't added languages to Translate since 2016 -- it's not clear why, but the company is making up for that apparent omission. It's adding five languages , including Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Odia (India), Tata, Turkmen and, notably, Uyghur. It may be difficult for.

Google has announced that Translate has added five new members to its language library: Kinyarwanda, Odia (Oriya), Tatar, Turkmen and Uyghur.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Google Translate adds support for five new languages. © Courtesy of Google Google Translate adds support for five new languages.

Until this week, 2016 marked the last time that Google added new languages to Translate; as of Wednesday, however, the platform gained support for Kinyarwanda, Odia (Oriya), Tatar, Turkmen and Uyghur, a series of languages that have over 75 million speakers worldwide.

Next time you're visiting Rwanda, home to the majority of the world's ~12 million Kinyarwanda speakers, now you can use Google Translate to help you find the best Isombe (a local dish) near you →

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The specific Google Translate feature that has new language support today lets users take a quick picture; the app process any translatable text for you. The app now supports nearly 50 languages , and earlier this month added support for local accents to make hearing spoken translations easier.

It's been four years since Google Translate added support for more languages , but that drought is ending today. Google Translate has added five Plus, Translate supports virtual keyboard input for Kinyarwanda, Tatar and Uyghur. With the addition of these new languages , Google Translate now

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Google explains that these languages have had a delayed arrival to the service because of their lack of online content, and "Translate learns from existing translations, which are most often found on the web." The company stated instead that advancements in machine learning tech and help from the Google Translate Community brought these languages to life on the platform.

The tool supports both text and website translation for all five languages, and speakers of them have been invited to join the Google Translate Community to improve the translations.

Support for all the new languages began rolling out Wednesday.

Google Translate now lets you transcribe conversations in real time .
The feature is available in eight languages.To use the feature, open up the Translate app on your Android device. Make sure it's up-to-date. Hit the "Transcribe" icon from the home screen and choose the source and target languages from the dropdown menu. Tap the mic icon to pause or restart transcription.

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