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May 9 2013 2:31PM
 
Google Translate adds Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi
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TNA Reporter and Relax News

Ever wanted to translate words or phrases to Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi? Well now you can, thanks to Google Translate.

The search engine company announced through its blog that these five languages would now be added to the system, increasing the total number of languages on the platform to more than 70.

“With the exception of Bosnian, these new languages are ‘alpha’, meaning while the quality isn’t perfect, we will continue to test and improve them over time,” Sveta Kelman, program manager, Google Translate wrote.

Google Translate is available online, via Android or iOS apps, or via Chrome and in Gmail, according to googleblog.blogspot.

The company also recently announced that Android OS users will be able to access the translation tool regardless of whether or not they have an internet connection.

The updates to the Google Translate app for Android apply to versions of the app on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and up, and the app supports translation between over 50 languages ranging from Italian to Arabic, though the offline version may provide less comprehensive options than the online version.

In order to use the updated app in offline mode simply launch the app, select "Offline Languages" in the app menu in order to see the available language packages which support offline translation and select the two you wish to translate between English and French, for example.

Once this offline language package has been downloaded, users can then easily translate between the two selected languages.

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