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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Google Translate now covers over 99% of the online population

In 2016 Google Translate expanded its language translation coverage to more than 100 languages. This week in the Brigham Young University Family History Library, I was helping a patron with some German research. She found some documents in German and was puzzling over them. I pulled out my iPhone and went to the Google Translate app and turned on the camera usage and held the iPhone up to the computer screen and was soon reading all of the German instantly translated into English. It is always surprising when a new technology suddenly becomes useful and it is only a small step to when it become indispensable.

1 comment:

  1. I think my favorite line of the movie Dr. Strange was when he was asked if he could read Sanskrit and he replied. I am proficient in Google Translate. I am very grateful for Google Translate when I am immersed in Czech records that can bein Czech, or German, or Latin.