Google adds Persian translation, Facebook adds Persian version

Cyrus Farivar says:
I guess folks over at Google and Facebook have been reading my Twitter messages and my blog – or more likely, simply sped up processes that were already in motion.

Google announced about 90 minutes ago that it had added Persian to Google Translate, while Facebook is about to launch its Persian-language version of the social networking software.

In my brief test, it seems like the “alpha” moniker is quite valid. While Google Translate was able to handle the Persian phrase: سÙ„اÙ…ØŒ اسÙ… من سیروس است

and accurately translate it as:

Hello, my name is Cyrus.

Google adds Persian translation, Facebook adds Persian version