Interestingly enough, 3 days ago google launched another translating thing which is a-mazing. I spent like 2 hours yesterday translating everything into everything and having perfect english, french, chinese and spanish coming out of it.
Posted by: topher | Dec 17, 2010 10:13:52 AM
I hope they get Hungarian and Croatian by February. Then I'm sold.
Posted by: Craig | Dec 17, 2010 11:37:49 AM
Although I believe that iPhones are for dummies (BlackBerry user here), I have to admit that this is a cool app.
@topher Google Translate was introduced in 2007.
Posted by: stingo | Dec 17, 2010 11:53:06 AM
@stingo: it changed 3 days ago. New features announced all over. Try it and then comment.
Posted by: topher | Dec 17, 2010 1:16:38 PM
My iTunes app, Lens Word, didn't work. Be careful.
Posted by: barney | Dec 17, 2010 1:23:20 PM
Does it matter that the allegedly Spanish-language signs they were "translating" were not right?
"LO TRADUCE EL TEXTO" is something that an Anglo learner would say, but no Spanish-speaker would say. Yet the sign would need to read this way in order for the translation program to correctly produce "It translates the text."
Posted by: Marc | Dec 17, 2010 1:24:25 PM
I've had a droid app for about six months that will translate anything I say into my phone (English to six foreign languages and in reverse as well). It both says it and has it appear on the screen. That seems more useful to me.