Friday, June 19, 2009

Google and Facebook now gives Persian language support [Good news for Iran!]

A good news for all the people from Iran. At this very moment of Political Crisis of Iran, two Internet Giants Google and Facebook has just rushed to support Persian [Farsi] translation. Obviously this is going to have a huge effect on Iranian turbulent politics. For surely this will open up a new console to the Iranian youths to communicate with outer world and vice-versa.

Translate to Persian using Google translate Yesterday, Google first launched this service and it was announced under the Google Blog. According to  Franz Och, Principal Scientist

“We feel that launching Persian is particularly important now, given ongoing events in Iran. Like YouTube and other services, Google Translate is one more tool that Persian speakers can use to communicate directly to the world, and vice versa — increasing everyone's access to information.”

Obviously as it was released under a rush so it is not yet fully perfect. But Google team surely is working to fix any possible errors that may creep in. Also it is clearly mentioned there that it is under Alpha release. To try out the Google Translator now, click here.

New facebook at Persian language Only after a couple of hours of this announcement, Eric Kwan announced on Facebook blog that they have also launched a Persian version of Facebook. On explaining it he said that

“Since the Iranian election last week, people around the world have increasingly been sharing news and information on Facebook about the results and its aftermath. Much of the content created and shared has been in Persian—the native language of Iran—but people have had to navigate the site in English or other languages.”

From the above discussion it is already cleared that Google and Facebook together have taken their step to stretch their hands towards the needier people of Iran. Lets just hope that youths there manages to take full advantage of it!