How to enable the Universal Translator for Google Talk / Orkut / Google+
Founder of this Naples site of NeighborHelp Referrals.
I talked to 2 new friends in Portuguese today without even knowing how to say "Good morning"
Google Talk has a number of Translation bots available. Here is how to enable them so you can talk to people in your language, while they can talk to you in their language, and you will both understand each other!
1) Find the language you are interested in communicating in. Here is the list:
|Arabic - English||ar2en||en2ar|
|Bulgarian - English||bg2en||en2bg|
|Czech - English||cs2en||en2cs|
|Danish - English||da2en||en2da|
|German - English||de2en||en2de|
|German - French||de2fr||fr2de|
|Greek - English||el2en||en2el|
|Spanish - English||es2en||en2es|
|Finnish - English||fi2en||en2fi|
|French - English||fr2en||en2fr|
|Hindi - English||hi2en||en2hi|
|Croatian - English||hr2en||en2hr|
|Italian - English||it2en||en2it|
|Japanese - English||ja2en||en2ja|
|Korean - English||ko2en||en2ko|
|Dutch - English||nl2en||en2nl|
|Norwegian - English||no2en||en2no|
|Polish - English||pl2en||en2pl|
|Portuguese - English||pt2en||en2pt|
|Romanian - English||ro2en||en2ro|
|Russian - English||ru2en||en2ru|
|Swedish - English||sv2en||en2sv|
|Chinese - English||zh2en||en2zh|
|Traditional Chinese - English||zh-hant2en||en2zh-hant|
|Traditional Chinese - Chinese||zh-hant2zh||zh2zh-hant|
Their email addresses are: from language 2 to language @bot.talk.google.com
I used: pt2en and en2pt
pt2en = firstname.lastname@example.org and en2pt = email@example.com
2) Add the 2 translators (one for each direction) to your Google contacts.
a) Name doesn't matter. I used en2pt
b) email address was: firstname.lastname@example.org
c) google Talk name is: en2pt
d) Do the same for the other direction, in this case, pt2en
3) Now you can use them! Just add pt2en and en2pt to your Group Conversation in Google Talk and your portuguese friend will understand you, and you will understand your portuguese friend.
-Kenneth Udut, Naples, Florida September 20, 2011 http://free.naplesplus.us
+Emmanuel Rodrigues - Thank you so much for deciding to start a chat with me. When you talked to me, i saw your words in Portuguese and translated into English. I was absolutely amazed! Then I saw my words translated from English into Portuguese. I then realized we have a Star Trek style Universal Translator in Google Talk! I then posted to Orkut that "It can be done". This intrigued +William Lima who took this to level 2.
Many, many thanks to +William Lima for working so well with me in testing the English to Portuguese, Portuguese to English in Google Talk. I could not have done this at all without him. He is now a very good friend to me.