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Is Google In Your Language Still Alive?

Google offers an impressive list of languages in its language options, including Klingon, Elmer Fudd, and Pig Latin. The language interface options states “If you don’t see your native language here, you can help Google create it by becoming a volunteer translator,” and provides a link for the Google In Your Language program. Looks impressive.

I recently learned that some people in Aotearoa have translated the Google search interface into M?ori, and I have tried in vain to reach the person responsible for coordinating this within Google so that we could provide a Hawaiian translation. No joy. There is a discussion group for Google translators, and I’ve posted there several times, though my messages have not shown up in the discussion. Nothing new has been posted there for about two weeks now, so perhaps the group is moderated and the moderator on vacation.

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