Translate Bots added to Google Talk - gHacks Tech News

Translate Bots added to Google Talk

What language will a German and a French use to communicate usually ? What a Italian and Swede ? They will speak English unless you find someone that speaks both languages which, depending on the two languages in questions, could be rather rare. A huge problem arises when you have to speak to someone who does not speak English, how do you communicate ?

I'm not talking about business meetings where translators make sure everything is translated as it should be.Google Talk offers a solution if you want to chat with someone whose language you do not speak. The solution is a translation bot that translates what you type into another language.

The quality of the translation looks similar to that of Google Translate which means that the translated sentences will not have perfect grammar and sometimes words that are out of context. Most of the time though the native speaker will understand what you wanted to say.

google talk translation botBots are invited as friends in Google Talk and then added to a group chat where they translate messages that you type. The email for the bots depends on a two letter country code, currently 24 bots are available:

Arabci > English (ar2en)
German > English (de2en)
German > French (de2fr)
Greek > English (el2en)
English > Arabic (en2ar)
English > German (en2de)
English > Greek (en2el)
English > Spanish (en2es)
English > French(en2fr)
English > Italian (en2it)
English > Japanese (en2ja)
English > Korean (en2ko)
English > Dutch (en2nl)
English > Russian (en2ru)
English > Chinese (en2zh)
Spanish > English (es2en)
French > German (fr2de)
French > English (fr2en)
Italian > English (it2en)
Japanese > English (ja2en)
Korean > English (ko2en)
Dutch > English(nl2en)
Russian > English (ru2en)
Chinese > English(zh2en)

The full email of the bot that you want to invite depends on the 5 char code and is followed by @bot.talk.google.com. If you want to invite the English to Chinese bot you invite [email protected] for instance.

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  1. alex said on December 25, 2007 at 1:10 am
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    It can’t seem to translate any sentence with a question mark…

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