XAT is experimenting with the idea of implementing a new language translation tool for use in all chats. The “interpreter” would be accessed in the same way that Doodle is accessed. With just a click, the interpreter would allow anyone to chat with users who speak in a language other than their own (20+ could be supported).
It would work like this:
1. A user would enter, let’s say, an English chat.
2. Anyone could open the interpreter, select their own language (English), and watch as the visitors language is detected and translated in real-time.
User 1 writes: Hola. ¿Cómo estás?
User 2 sees: Hola. ¿Cómo estás? [ Hi. How are you? ]
The tool is based on the Google Translations API. XAT is planning a limited release of the interpreter in a few days.