Read 52 Languages
Starting today, anybody who uses the stable release of Chrome on Windows will see a little bar appear at the top of the window whenever the browser loads a page that features a language that is not the default language of your browser install. Google Chrome uses the technology behind Google Translate to automatically detect and translate 52 languages. Chrome also gives you the ability to selectively turn this feature off for those languages you don't need it for.
One interesting aspect of this technology is that the language detection happens in the browser, while the translation itself happens on Google's servers. As with all automatic translation algorithms, Google Translate is prone to errors, but it more than good enough to easily get the basic gist of a new article or blog post.
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What About the Mac and Linux?
With multiple release channels and different schedules for every platform, keeping track of Chrome isn't easy. While these new features aren't available for Mac and Linux users yet, it's likely only a matter of time before we will see them on non-Windows platforms. For the time being, Mac users on the dev channel should make sure that they have updated to the latest version of Chrome, which finally brings a usable bookmarks manager to the OSX version of Google Chrome.