Google Translate's instant camera feature will now make translating a foreign street sign as easy as aiming your phone - even if your native language isn't English, Engadget reports.
The company today unveiled a set of new updates to its translation tool, including the ability for instant camera to translate between any of more than one hundred languages supported by Google Translate. In other words, English no longer needs to be one of the languages used. This means users can translate from Bengali to French, or from Catalan to Polish or many other combinations.
All told, there are 60 new languages in its list of supported languages for instant camera, including Arabic, Hindi, Malay, Thai and Vietnamese. This adds up to a grand total of 88 languages users can translate from by pointing their camera's lens at the text. From these 88 source languages, users can translate into more than 100 different output languages.
In addition to the instant camera, Google Translate can translate using voice, handwritten or typed text and images.