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Google Goggles Translation

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Google Goggles Translation – Google Goggles, which was launched in 2009, is a new wave of augmented reality apps that use a smart phone camera with data to give you information about what you are seeing. The app has been able to recognize a number of different objects including real life objects such as the Statue of Liberty, titles of books, text from certain books, album covers, brand names, logos, and many other objects that Google has been able to store in their database.
The new version of Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

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It is also able to translate the text into a variety of other languages, that the user of the app can select. According to Google, you can select segments of text to translate, or you can just tell the app to translate the entire picture that it takes.
However, non-Latin characters are still not supported by the app.
“We are hard at work extending our recognition capabilities to other Latin-based languages,” said Alessandro Bissacco, who works as a Google software engineer in a blog post. “Our goal is to eventually read non-Latin languages as well.”

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