The news, which has been uncovered in Chrome 5, the latest developer channel version of the browser, shows that Google is continuing to build on its "you don't have to learn a language" mantra its CEO outlined at Mobile World Congress last month. It also appears to be present in the latest 4.1.249 beta.
Although you can get an extension already for the browser, Google has now added it as default with the ability to turn it off if you want, as well as isolating it for specific sites.
"When you are at a site that is in a different language than yours, Chrome 5 automatically detects that and asks you if you want to translate the page. It takes a few seconds, then you will be able to read the page in your language", says Daniel Cawrey from thechromesource.com.
The software will only auto translate words rather than pictures or flash animations.
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