I found another obscure site, MeGlobe. It’s a free, web-based IM (Instant Messaging) service that translates text while you chat.
HOLY chat in 14 different languages, Batman!
They currently support:
- Chinese Traditional and Simplified
I pasted the above list, directly from the site, but I believe Arabic = Farsi? And please correct me if I am wrong :) (thanks Mike!)
At any rate, an action shot of an IM with a friend (typing in English), and myself (typing in Japanese)
Granted, it’s not perfect.
For those familiar with on-line translation services, I would say the accuracy is somewhere between Babel Fish and the Google Translator Tool. But, the nuance of the context is captured, so it’s usable, IMHO.
I mean it’s
- 1. Free
2. Web-based (no install required FTW!!)
3. Easy to use
4. Translates text while chatting
5. AND supports Farsi. I’ve yet to see a site, that supports Farsi.
If you want to try it out, find me:
I don’t know any other services like this, do you?