Google Translate Adds Full View Mode, Running Maori Language Translation Campaign

Google Translate web-service now lets you switch to full view mode. Google's homepage campaign asks Maori speakers to help adding the language to Google Translate.

Google Translate has now added a new feature on its web-based translation, letting you now hide the top navigation bar and the search box, by just clicking the arrow button located next to the [View: Translation|Original].

As you can see in the pciture(s) below, the translation page before and after switching the full view mode:

Google web Translation: normal view mode

Google Translation web: full view mode

Google is also running a campaign on its home page asking visitior to help it translate Māori language. The Google homepage links to a page that asks Māori speakers to help Google add this language to Google Translate:

"Google Translate is a free automatic language translation service by Google. It works without the intervention of human translators, using state-of-the-art technology instead. Google Translate currently supports translation between 71 languages. Our team is working on expanding this list and Māori could be one of the next supported languages with your help. If you speak Māori and English, we will greatly appreciate your help with identifying good Māori translations."

Google homepae Maori language translation campaign

>In the screenshot above, the doodle celebrates' the author Franz Kafka's 130th birthday. The doodle depicts a scene from his famous work "The Metamorphosis".

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 - 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous vermin. It is never explained in the story why Samsa transforms, nor did Kafka ever give an explanation.[Wikipedia]

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