Firefox Translate Add-on Published by Mozilla, Translate Web Sites Offline
Mozilla’s Firefox Translations add-on has been released. The new tool has been developed under the Bergamot Project to provide an option to run directly on users’ machines to translate web pages and at the same time protect their privacy. The add-on will translate text to and from any language using the user’s computing resources and the data will not be sent to the cloud for processing. It is currently available for translation into eight languages, and work is underway for four more.
According to Mozilla’s announcement, the Firefox Translations add-on is Available for download on Firefox Nightly, Beta and in Firefox General release. This tool provides automatic translation of web content done locally, on the client side. It was develop with The Bergamot Project Consortium, by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with partners Charles University in Prague, the University of Sheffield, the University of Tartu, and Mozilla.
Mozilla says Firefox Translations has added two new features. The first is translating forms, and “the second feature is an estimate of the quality of the translations where translations with low confidence are automatically flagged on the page, to notify users of errors.” latent,” according to blog post via Mozilla.
Translations are available for languages including English, Spanish, Estonian, German, Czech, Bulgarian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese and Italian. Work is being done on languages including Russian, Persian (Farsi), Icelandic and Norwegian Nynorsk.
Meanwhile, its biggest competitor is Google Translate now offer Translation support for a total of 133 languages used globally. During the important Google I/O event, the company announced that Google Translate has added support for 24 new languages, powered by machine learning.
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