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 adds Persian translation, Facebook adds Persian version
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… Ù…Ù† سÛŒØ±Ùˆس است
and accurately translate it as:
Hello, my name is Cyrus.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects