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Translation App for your Smart Phone, Free

22 May

I won’t link to the original story, because Tech Republic has some annoying pop-up ads. If you want, go to their site and I’m sure you’ll find it.

Here’s the skinny; Google has acquired the translation app Word Lens and for now they’ve made it free on the iTunes App and Google Play stores for your respective smartphones.

Word Lens lets you point your phone at words and translate them on screen, either from English to another language or vice versa. The available languages are German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. I’ve been pointing my phone at books all over my study and it’s pretty good, and definitely cool.

Once you download the app, click the world map and you’ll see language packs that are also available. You’ll have to download them too, but for the time being they’re also free.

There’s no word on how long the application and the language packs will be free, so if it’s something you’d be interested in I’d act soon.

Now if they would just add packs for Elder Futhark, Klingon, and Tengwar I’d be all set.

Hey, they’re more useful than Esperanto.

This seems appropriate, given R. Talsorian’s sale on their games. It’s very Cyberpunk.

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