DeepL Translator adds support for 13 European languages

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 24, 2021

DeepL Translator is a popular choice when it comes to the translation of text and documents, as it is considered by many to offer better translations than other machine-based translation services such as Google Translate or Microsoft Translate.

The service promises that its translations are more like the translations of humans, and it announced a breakthrough in AI translation quality last year.

A major shortcoming of DeepL  up until now, was that it supported only a small selection of languages. While these covered widely spoken languages such as English, French, Spanish, German or Italian, the selection did pale against the hundreds of languages that other services supported.

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DeepL added support for new translation languages over the years. In 2018, it added Russian and Portuguese, and in 2020 support for Chinese and Japanese.

This month, DeepL announced support for 13 additional European languages. The languages in question are Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Swedish. It is the largest number of languages that DeepL added to its service, and brings the total to 24 different languages.

While that is still less than the hundreds of languages supported by other services, it ensures that translation quality is high for all languages according to the service.

The move adds translation support for "an estimated 105 million more native speakers around the world" according to DeepL. The company promises that it will add support for more languages in the future.

Widely spoken languages such as Thai, Arabic or Korean are not supported yet, and so are not many other languages.

The new languages are already available on the DeepL website, in the DeepL desktop applications for Windows and Mac, and integrated in the translation API.

Closing Words

DeepL continues to improve its service, and while it is still lacking when it comes to language support, it is continually improving in that department.

I tend to use DeepL whenever possible, as its translations seem more natural than those of other translation services. Major downside is still the low support for languages, but the additional 13 languages surely help get more users interested in the service.

Now You: which translation service do you use, and why?

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

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    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

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    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

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  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

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