SketchUp 8: Now in a dozen languages

In November, we promised SketchUp 8 in three more languages. Well, today’s the day. All of us here at SketchUp HQ are pleased to let you know that Russian, Dutch and Simplified Chinese are ready and waiting to be downloaded from our website. They join French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese and English (UK and US) for a total of twelve languages.

To see the SketchUp website in another language, use the Change Language drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of any page.

Listen to more languages in Google Translate for Android

Today we launched an update to Google Translate for Android that allows you to listen to translations in several more languages.

We’ve dramatically improved the quality of our spoken translations in over 15 languages, including Russian, Chinese and Portuguese, and added the ability to listen to three new languages: Japanese, Arabic and Korean. Text-to-speech is one of the most popular features of this mobile interface. Whether you’re learning how to say a foreign phrase, or trying to share information with someone in their language, simply tap the Speaker icon after doing a translation and you’ll hear the difference.

With today’s launch, Google Translate for Android supports translation between 58 languages and can speak translations in 24 languages. The application works on phones and tablets running Android 2.1 and above. To download Google Translate for Android, scan the QR code below, or visit us on the Android Market.