Want to translate your app into as many languages as possible? You may want to check out the Google Translator Toolkit, which provides auto-translation of strings stored in your resource files.
Now, we know Google Translate often provides some hilarious responses, and the limitation to translate your stored list of resource strings means a more limited implementation, but I can imagine a lot of developers who may find it useful.
Case in point is an app I’ll be releasing very soon myself, which aims to assist users in boosting their vocabulary. Those who don’t have English as their first language may find it useful to have the meanings provided in their mother tongues.
Anyhoo, here’s the announcement made on the Android Developers’ official Google+ page.
Today the Google Translator Toolkit (GTT) team is making it easier for you to localize your apps. A new version of the toolkit supports automated translation of strings in Android resource files. You upload your strings.xml file and the translation engine will create localized versions of the file for you. It’s fast, accurate, and free, and even has advanced features for localization specialists.
Give the toolkit a try and let us know what you think.
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