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Google Translate adds Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati to IPhone App

Google Translate has added five more Indian languages to its iPhone app — Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, and Kannada — making the treasure trove of its online free translation services to 63 languages.

In June, it had added these languages to the desktop and web app while now it will be available on mobile phones as well. With this move, Google Translate for iOS supports translation in text format in 63 languages, voice input in 17 languages and text-to-speech translation in 24 languages. The new addition will be available from the App Store.

However, these languages are still in their alpha phase, Google said and cautioned its users that the performance of this applications might not be as fluent as the other languages that are already included in the Google Translate application for iOS. Even if one can’t read the script, he or she can still take a shot at reading the translation, suggests Google.

“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. Despite these challenges, we believe users will find these new languages helpful and we’re excited to be making them available through the Translate app,” writes Jeff Chin, Product Manager of Google Translate.

Google has also improved the version by fixing the bug that prevented the speech recognition. Now users can simply speak in their mobile phone and get the translation text. Here is a glance at the languages avaialbel in Google Translate so far:

Afrikaans
Akan
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Belarusian
Bemba
Bengali
Bihari
Bork, bork, bork!
Bosnian
Breton
Bulgarian
Cambodian
Catalan
Cherokee
Chichewa
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Elmer Fudd
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Ewe
Faroese
Filipino
Finnish
French
Frisian
Ga
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Guarani
Gujarati
Hacker
Haitian Creole
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Igbo
Indonesian
Interlingua
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kazakh
Kinyarwanda
Kirundi
Klingon
Kongo
Korean
Krio (Sierra Leone)
Kurdish
Kurdish (Sorani)
Kyrgyz
Laothian
Latin
Latvian
Lingala
Lithuanian
Lozi
Luganda
Luo
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Mauritian Creole
Moldavian
Mongolian
Montenegrin
Nepali
Nigerian Pidgin
Northern Sotho
Norwegian
Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Occitan
Oriya
Oromo
Pashto
Persian
Pirate
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)
Portuguese (Portugal)
Punjabi
Quechua
Romanian
Romansh
Runyakitara
Russian
Scots Gaelic
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Sesotho
Setswana
Seychellois Creole
Shona
Sindhi
Sinhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Spanish (Latin American)
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tajik
Tamil
Tatar
Telugu
Thai
Tigrinya
Tonga
Tshiluba
Tumbuka
Turkish
Turkmen
Twi
Uighur
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu

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