An official Google Blog post today reports the addition of language translation to Google Docs. The new feature enabled in the settings menu, automatically detect the original language the document is written, then opens the translated version in a new window, allowing user to compare and contrast the two side-by-side. It easily check whether the translation has bungled any words or phrasing.
Google Docs language translation entry follows a growing list in Google products having the enhancement. Google has as a state of necessity been busy adding translation to its other products: including its Gmail and Friend Connect services. The translation implementation in Friend Connect is a little more interesting, as it unify the language on any comment thread, regardless of how many languages in which the user comments are written.
This feature must first be enabled in Google Docs's settings menu, then letting users do an on-the-spot translation into any of 42 languages it supports.