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Friday, March 21, 2008

Google Introduced New AJAX Language API - Tools For Translation & Language Detection

image Google released new Google AJAX language API. This provides developers with the tools needed to create the next generation of great web applications. With the AJAX Language API, you can translate and detect the language of blocks of text within a webpage using only Javascript.

The language API is designed to be simple and easy to use to translate and detect languages on the fly when offline translations are not available. The Language API provides both translation and language detection.

Below is an example image of such translation tool:


You can play around with the language detection capabilities:


The Google AJAX Language API currently supports the following languages :

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

The Google AJAX Language API currently supports the following translation pairs :

  • Arabic to English
  • Chinese to English
  • Chinese (Simplified to Traditional)
  • Chinese (Traditional to Simplified)
  • Dutch to English
  • English to Arabic
  • English to Chinese (Simplified)
  • English to Chinese (Traditional)
  • English to Dutch
  • English to French
  • English to German
  • English to Greek
  • English to Italian
  • English to Japanese
  • English to Korean
  • English to Portuguese
  • English to Russian
  • English to Spanish
  • French to English
  • French to German
  • German to English
  • German to French
  • Greek to English
  • Italian to English
  • Japanese to English
  • Korean to English
  • Portuguese to English
  • Russian to English
  • Spanish to English

You can do lot more by playing around this language translation APIs.

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