Gmail Gets Translations for 13 More Languages
Google is adding translation support for 13 additional languages for Gmail users. This brings the total number of languages supported to 71.Gmail users now can access translation support for an additional 13 languages around the world, bringing the total number of languages available using Gmail to 71. The expansion of the language translation services was announced by Ian Hill, senior project manager of Google Localization, in a July 7 post on the Official Gmail Blog. The added languages are Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala and Zulu. Some of the new languages now supported by Gmail had already been rolled out previously as part of other Google services, including Google Search, Maps, Drive, Docs and YouTube, according to Google. "Email is a universal way to communicate," wrote Hill. "No matter where you are, you can reach anyone else in the world with the press of a button. We take it for granted now, but it's so much easier to keep in touch with people than it was in the old days of pens, paper, and stamps.
"But there's still an important barrier we need to overcome to make email truly universal: language," Hill continued. "Gmail is already available in 58 languages, and today we're bringing that total to 71—covering 94 percent of the world's Internet population and bringing us closer to our goal of making sure that, no matter what language you write in, you can use it in Gmail."