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Google Translate Adds New Input Tools for 65 Supported Languages

Google Translate add new Google input tools and expand the set of available input methods for as many as 65 supported languages.

To start using new input tools, just chose your input language, you will then see the input tools icon at the bottom of the text area. Click the icon to turn on the input tool or switch to another input tool in the drop-down menu.

Cyrllic letter-printing telegraph keyboard. “Every language has its own set of popular input methods, each familiar to its own subset of users. For example, the Portuguese keyboard has two common layouts, one popular in Brazil and another in Portugal,” explains Google.

In addition, “given the popularity of Latin-alphabet keyboards, a transliteration input tool is often the preferred input method for many languages, allowing users to convert Latin-alphabet input into the proper written script. (Chinese has over 80,000 characters. Try fitting them all on a keyboard.) With the right transliteration input tools turned on, you can simply type “privet” to input привет, “tieng chao” for tiếng chào, and “nihao” for 你好,” google adds.

The new input tools are now also available in other Google products, including Gmail, Drive, Chrome, and Android, as well as in Windows here.

New Input Tools added to Google Translate

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