Translation War Intensifies: Microsoft Launched Translator Widget in 32 Languages Including Arabic and Chinese

25 Mar, 2010

We reported yesterday Google Tashkeel, and if you are aware google has its own translation app and widget for websites.

This translation momentum by the giant is a strategy to tab into international markets and improve search, but now google is no longer alone, As few days ago at MIX10 Microsoft jumped to to the bandwagon with Translator widget a tool that allows website to embed code on their website and have it available in around 32 languages including arabic the other languages are:

“German Polish Bulgarian Greek Portuguese Chinese Simplified Haitian Creole Romanian Chinese Traditional Hebrew Russian Czech Hungarian Slovak Danish Italian Slovenian Dutch Japanese Spanish English Korean Swedish Finnish Lithuanian Thai French Norwegian Turkish.”

Microsoft released Maren a desktop Transliteration application last year, and already has 150,000 downloads according to sources, an app that is superior to Yamli and Ta3reeb as It works on all MS Windows applications where users can compose documents, blogs, e-mails, instant messages, or even leave comments on friends’ Facebook pages all in Arabic.

You can read more about Translator Widget on msdn blog post.

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  1. Ahmed Qandil  |  March 25th, 2010 at 7:27 AM #

    Google Translate is much more effective and user-friendly… especially with the chrome extensions!

  2. uberVU - social comments  |  March 25th, 2010 at 8:18 AM #

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