The Internet has made the world a smaller place. Communications are now done at a much faster pace in amazingly shorter time intervals across
horizons. The message can reach the opposite end of the globe in almost no time. But there is a problem to this communication process. People of the world are
of different cultures and speak different languages. It is possible that the recipient of the message does not know the language in, which the message is.
In these situations translation software is of immense utility.
The software allows the user to understand the message which can be of any foreign language. By using the software, the user can convert the
emails, documents and even instant messages composed in different foreign language to the language he/she desires. The translated documents are also
checked for their spelling and therefore the user gets the translated end document with much less errors.
Different software allows for the conversion of text to a different number of languages pairs. The accuracy level of translation of the
software also varies. The translation software, which offers highest accuracy levels and more accuracy percentage is better. The translation software also
has in-built dictionaries, which can include example sentences, glossaries etc. which can help the translation.
Integration with a web browser
The translation software can be easily integrated with web. They can provide a toolbar which allows for fast and easy translation of
desired text and documents. The toolbar gets automatically installed on the web browser when the translation software is installed on the computer. Therefore,
when the user is unable to understand a website because it is in some other language the software translates the whole website, thereby making the content
The user interface of translation software can be easy to use, and the user might find the navigation simple as well. The user icons can
guide the user to reach different sections of software like dictionary, translator and user guide. The software can translate English text into other
languages and vice versa. There are also soft wares, which can translate text of other languages pairs (excluding English). For example, the user will be
able to translate French text into German text and vice-versa.
While operating software, it is possible that the user may not know how to operate it. The FAQ or frequently asked question section on the
website of the translator software manufacturer can help the user to know more about the software and solve his/her queries. User guide gives instructions on
using the software. The availability of user forums can be an added advantage as users and purchasers would be able to post their recommendations or
grievances which can help other people in their purchase. Email and telephone support is also offered by the manufacturers to their customers.
The translation software can be of immense use to home internet users who do not have access to translators. The translation is also
done in less time, which further increases the usefulness of the software. Any website of any language can be translated to understandable format by using the
software. Some software has English as their source or target language while some other does not. The user should carefully select the translation software
depending on the languages he/she wishes to translate. Another serious consideration should be the accuracy levels of the software in terms of
spellings and grammar. User interface etc. can also be considered.