Google has rolled out a new update for its Translate app(https://support.google.com/translate/answer/6142483?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en ), adding several major improvements to the camera translation feature. Perhaps the biggest improvement is the addition of support for 60 new languages. This means it is now possible for users to translate a total of 88 languages simply by pointing their camera at the text they want to be translated. Some of the new languages that are now supported include Arabic, Bengali, Estonian, Greek, Hindi, Javanese, Latin, Malay, Persian, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The instant camera translation allows users to see the world in their preferred language by just pointing their camera lens at the foreign text. It’s especially helpful when people are traveling abroad as it works even when one is not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data.
In addition to supporting newer languages, the camera translation feature can now translate text in any of 88 supported languages to any of the 100+ languages supported by Google Translate. Previously, the feature only supported translating text to English. Accuracy is another area where the camera translation feature has received a major boost with this new update. Google says translation errors have come down by up to 85 percent, all thanks to Neural Machine Translation (NMT).
So how does it work? Basically, in the new version of the Google Translate app, you have to just select “Detect language” as the source language, and the app will automatically detect the language and translate. So, for example, if you’re traveling through South America, where both Portuguese and Spanish are spoken, and you encounter a sign. Translate app can now determine what language the sign is in, and then translate it for you into your language of choice.