Manila, Philippines, November 27, 2008 – Today Google announced the launch of a full suite of translation tools of 34 languages to and from the Filipino language at http://translate.google.com.ph, another first for the Philippines in Southeast Asia. Now Filipino-speaking users all over the world can find and view foreign-language web content in their own language using the Google Translate™ translation service. With these free tools, Filipino-speaking users can translate text phrases or specific webpages to and from the Filipino language. They can also use Filipino keywords to search for webpages that are published in 34 languages and have the results automatically translated back into the Filipino language. In addition, Google is making available a translation website gadget that Filipino-language website owners can use to have their webpages instantly appear in up to 34 other languages.
There’s also a translated text search will allows you to search in Filipino and receive search results in Filipino, translated automatically from pages with the language of your choice (link). Clicking the page results direct you to the translated webpages as well.
There’s also a Google Translate gadget that you can embed on your website. The Translate Tool is available from the Tools tab. The visitors of your site can now use the drop-down menu of the gadget to automatically translate your website to one of 34 languages.
I translated one of my personal blog posts (link) written in Filipino, with a couple of italicized English words. The translation is still not perfect. I even find it funny because I know some people who speak like that.