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Share your story with the new Google Translate
Monday, August 30, 2010
Today, you may have noticed a brighter looking
. We’re currently rolling out several changes globally to our look and feel that should make translating text, webpages and documents on Google Translate even easier. These changes will be available globally within a couple of days.
Google Translate’s shiny new coat of paint
With today’s functional and visual changes we wanted to make it simpler for you to discover and make the most of Google Translate’s many features and integrations. For example, did you know that you can
search across languages on Google
using Google Translate? Or that you can
translate incoming email
in Gmail or take Google Translate with you on your phone? We’ve added all these tips on the new
Do more with Google Translate
page. You can also see some of these tips rotating on the new homepage.
We’ve also created an Inside Google Translate page, where you can learn how we create our translations. Is it the work of magic elves or learned linguists? Here Anton Andryeyev, an engineer on our team, gives you the inside scoop:
It’s always inspiring for us to learn how Google Translate enables people to break down communication barriers around the world. Lisa J. recently shared with us how she uses Google Translate to stay in touch with her grandparents. “I moved to the U.S. from China when I was six,” Lisa told us, “so I speak both English and Chinese fluently but I’m not very good at reading the complex Chinese alphabet.” When she gets an email from her grandparents in China, Google Translate helps her understand the sentences she can’t quite read. She also uses Google Translate when she’s writing her response. “I use Google Translate to make sure I’m using the right character in the right place,” she explained.
Do you use Google Translate to stay in touch with distant relatives? Read foreign news? Or make the most of your vacation? We’d love to hear from you, and invite you to
share your story
with us. Who knows, we might feature your story on the Google Translate blog!
Thank you for your helpful feedback in the comments. Please add your feedback in our
Google Translate Help Forum
for us to easily track and respond to. Thank you!
Posted by Awaneesh Verma, Product Manager
Translate faster with keyboard shortcuts in Translator Toolkit
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Speed is an important part of translation, whether you’re a professional rushing to meet a client deadline or a volunteer looking to spend less time on a mouse and more on your keyboard. Last month, we added a
dozen new shortcuts
, so you can spend less time taking your hands off your keyboard to use the mouse.
18 keyboard shortcuts
help you quickly navigate through your translation or call up standard edit functions. For example, you can use
to start Find and Replace or
to jump to the beginning of the document.
to start Find and Replace
We’ve also added shortcuts for advanced users, including automatically replacing segments with source (
), machine translation (
), or translation memory matches (
). You can also use
to start concordance search or
to automatically insert placeholders.
to start concordance
Check out these improvements now in
. We'd love to hear
what you think
Posted by Sunil Chandra, Engineer
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