New Features in Google Translate

Google Translate introduced a new look and some new features this week. The most noticeable change may be that the site now translates your text as you type. Google has also added romanization to the translations of non-Roman languages, such as Chinese and Korean.  This has not yet been implemented for Arabic, Persian, or Hebrew.  In Arabic, Persian, and Hindi, however, you can now input words in transliteration. If you would rather not go to the trouble of setting up a keyboard on your computer, for example, to input Arabic characters, you can now just type words as they sound in Arabic using English letters.  Type ‘salam’ and then hit the spacebar.  Your text is transformed into Arabic.