Gmail Automatic message translation

The GMail labs folks have cooked up a new automatic translation feature: if you receive an email that’s not in your language, Google will propose an automated translation.

We’re all aware that computer translations aren’t accurate, but itis astill better than nothing, especially if you don’t speak (and/or read) a language at all.

If it is your intention to communicate with someone through this automated translation, we recommend to use simple language that can be easily translated by a computer (they typically aren’t very good with context or slang, but do well with word-for-word and simple stuff). Here’s how to make it work:

Simply enable “Message Translation” from the Labs tab under Settings, and when you receive an email in a language other than your own, Gmail will help you translate it into a language you can understand. In one click.

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