Sunday, July 15, 2007

SSS 7 - Google developing new languages?

I am surprised the fact that Google is developing new languages has not had more media coverage. I only discovered it myself when looking at the new Google translation site.

Here is a selection of their language translation options:


Chinese (Simplified to Traditional) BETA
Chinese (Traditional to Simplified) BETA
English to Arabic BETA
English to Chinese (Simplified) BETA
English to Chinese (Traditional) BETA
English to French
English to German
English to Italian
English to Japanese BETA
English to Korean BETA
English to Portuguese
English to Russian BETA
English to Spanish


It seems rather a waste of time to me. If people have to relearn their language then why does Google not develop just one international one. They could call it GoogleTalk.


One of my favorite blogs, Adelaide Green Porridge Café, not only has interesting commentary on life, the universe and everything but humor to boot. Here is but a sample:
The web site of one of our Australian national newspapers, appropriately titled The Australian, publishes political satire in the form of animated cartoons. This one shows a wonderful rendition of the song 'Yesterday' by our Prime Minister, John Howard. The words have been changed rather dramatically:

The website of its creator, Peter Nicholson, publishes archives of these 'Rubbery Figure' cartoons. The cartoons are not restricted to Australian topics. (The 'Rubbery Figures' name comes from a political satire segment Peter did on a TV show in the 1990's which used caricature puppets).


1 comment:

Bryan @ One Mans Goal said...

I think, as bloggers, we already sort of speak Google-ese.

So in essence, Google has created a language.

365 Days - One Goal - Can I Do It?
http://onemansgoal.com

Sunday, July 15, 2007

SSS 7 - Google developing new languages?

I am surprised the fact that Google is developing new languages has not had more media coverage. I only discovered it myself when looking at the new Google translation site.

Here is a selection of their language translation options:


Chinese (Simplified to Traditional) BETA
Chinese (Traditional to Simplified) BETA
English to Arabic BETA
English to Chinese (Simplified) BETA
English to Chinese (Traditional) BETA
English to French
English to German
English to Italian
English to Japanese BETA
English to Korean BETA
English to Portuguese
English to Russian BETA
English to Spanish


It seems rather a waste of time to me. If people have to relearn their language then why does Google not develop just one international one. They could call it GoogleTalk.


One of my favorite blogs, Adelaide Green Porridge Café, not only has interesting commentary on life, the universe and everything but humor to boot. Here is but a sample:
The web site of one of our Australian national newspapers, appropriately titled The Australian, publishes political satire in the form of animated cartoons. This one shows a wonderful rendition of the song 'Yesterday' by our Prime Minister, John Howard. The words have been changed rather dramatically:

The website of its creator, Peter Nicholson, publishes archives of these 'Rubbery Figure' cartoons. The cartoons are not restricted to Australian topics. (The 'Rubbery Figures' name comes from a political satire segment Peter did on a TV show in the 1990's which used caricature puppets).


1 comment:

Bryan @ One Mans Goal said...

I think, as bloggers, we already sort of speak Google-ese.

So in essence, Google has created a language.

365 Days - One Goal - Can I Do It?
http://onemansgoal.com