Google Translate now supports 103 languages

Google Translate

Google Translate, the company’s heralded language translation program, now supports 99% of the online population. The company announced on Wednesday that it has added 13 new languages to its platform.

Among the new languages are Corsican, Hawaiian, Kurdish, Luxembourgish, Scots Gaelic and Xhosa, and others.

The company says the new update allows 120 million new people to translate online content in real-time.

Google Translate was launched in 2006 and originally translated four languages: English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

With 103 languages now supported, the company continues to use “machine learning” to translate large amounts of text and spoken language for readers all over the world.

Google isn’t alone in the language translation business. Microsoft’s Skype platform translates spoken words in real-time, allowing for easier communications with voice and video.

Google Translate is able to detect which language is pasted into its platform, allowing users to figure out what language they are reading and then translate that language into their own native tongue.