The Internet is a medium that is used by different language speakers all across the world. While majority of the online content is in English, a lot of it is in major languages like Hindi, Chinese and Spanish.
For activities like reading the news, playing games and programming, you may need the help of translating text according to your native language. Here are the top 10 services available online to translate web pages.
The Mecca of translation services online is Google Translate. With over 200 million daily active users, there is no denying that you can blindly trust Google's Translate feature to somewhat accurately describe what an English text might mean in your native language.
Used by websites like Twitter and browsers like Microsoft Edge, the Bing Translator is Microsoft's translation service that is infamous for predicting absurd results. If you happen to use the Edge browser, it is extremely helpful though.
If you come across a page you need to translate on this Windows browser, just click on the three horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner and select Open With Internet Explorer.
A rather unknown translator, IM Translate, is an amalgamation of the Google Translate, Babylon Translator and MS Translator and uses a combination of all of their separate mechanisms to produce the most effective results.
It supports 26 major languages currently and stores all your history for easy recall.
If you use Mozilla Firefox as your primary browser, it has got you covered with an inbuilt translation service. In the browser, open ‘Show All Bookmarks', choose ‘Bookmark Menu' from the left panel and right-click to select the ‘New Bookmark' option. This opens up a new translator window.
Apart from the native Translate service by Google, their Chrome browser also has an inbuilt translation service for easier access. Go to the Settings and ‘Manage Search Engines' options in Chrome to add the Translate option.
Give the search a unique keyword. Now all that needs to be done is enter your keyword followed by the word you want to translate in Chrome's search box.
While there is no Google Translate present in Opera Browser, you can go for a lot of unofficial alternatives like the many found on their web store in the form of add-ons and plugins.
Some of the features of the apps include One-click translation of single words, Pop-up bubble translator, Context menu option and Automatic spell-check function.
Moving onto Mac-specific options, Safari also has an inbuilt translation service for native users. Translate Safari helps add a toolbar menu to access the conversion of English to other languages and vice versa.