Google Offers Gmail Translation in 41 Languages
Google is offering one-click automatic translation for Gmail in 41 languages, allowing Gmail users to read e-mails in languages such as Turkish, Thai and Estonian. Google has introduced several new features in 2009 to Google Apps and Gmail designed to make those services more robust for the enterprise, in addition to increasing their consumer user base.Google announced on May 19 that it would provide one-click automatic message translation for Gmail through a new application introduced in Gmail Labs. Some 41 languages are on offer, including Turkish, Thai and Estonian. The feature can be activated by clicking on the Settings tab within Gmail, followed by the Labs tab. Once in Google Labs, enable Message Translation. Those using Premier and Education Editions of Google Apps will need to enable Gmail Labs from within the admin control panel before proceeding.
"If your entire company uses Gmail, e-mail communications between people in your company can take place in the language that's most comfortable for them," Jeff Chin, product manager for Google Translate, wrote in a May 19 corporate blog post. "Each person can write messages in their native language and the recipients can translate the messages into their respective native languages."