Google Translate for iPhone app updated released today adds five new alpha Indic languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. “With this update, Google Translate for iPhone now supports text translation among 63 languages, voice input in 17 of those languages, and text-to-speech in 24 of them.”
“The updated app supports the ability to view dictionary results for single words and to display romanizations for these new Indic languages. So even if you can’t read the script the words are written in, you can still take a shot at reading the translation,” reveals Jeff Chin, Product Manager, Google Translate.
Chin notes, “Since these are still experimental alpha languages, you can expect translations be less fluent and include many more untranslated words than some of our more mature languages–like Spanish or Chinese–which have much more parallel data to power our statistical machine translation approach.”
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Get the latest version of Google Translate app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from the App Store.