Ever since Gmail was launched all those years ago, I would say that I have become lazy and complacent in my email management. In other words, I have ended up as less selective on the kinds of emails that I delete as well as archive. The reason behind this? There is just way too much storage space available, so much so that I end up with the mindset “Hmmm, you know, I might actually need that particular email one of these days as reference”. Having said that, it is not necessarily a bad thing, either, and here we are with yet another improvement made by the folks over at Google where Gmail is concerned – by offering support for another 13 more languages, bringing the total to a whopping 71.
These 71 languages supported might seem to be relatively small in the larger scheme of things, but do remember that out of this 71 languages, they actually cover a whopping 94% of what the world’s Internet population use to communicate with one another, ensuring that Google is one step closer to their ultimate aim of letting you use Gmail to write regardless of the language that you use.
Without further ado, the 13 new languages that will be absorbed into the Gmail family are Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu. [Press Release]