How To: Identify a Language of a webpage or app

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  1. ritesh.techie

    ritesh.techie New Member

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    Most of the free translations services available online ask you to select the language you want to translate a text from. This means that if you don't know what language it is you can not translate it in your language

    Using LangID you can know in which language a text was written and then use an external service to translate it. The output of LangID is very simple they provide-
    • English name of the language,
    • the ISO code and
    • an icon rapresenting the flag of one of the countries this language is spoken in

    LangID uses Google Ajax API to identify the languages.
    Currently they support 85 languages

    How to use it-
    Just type the phrase or copy/paste from the webpage/application of which language you want to find out

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    and then click on Identify it button

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    and here is the output.
     
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    It's too lengthy and time consuming!!
    A simpler way

    Go here


    Select first option as Detect Language and Second Option as English and click Translate.


    Languages Available
    Afrikaans
    Albanian
    Arabic
    Belarusian
    Bulgarian
    Catalan
    Chinese
    Croatian
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Estonian
    Filipino
    Finnish
    French
    Galician
    German
    Greek
    Hebrew
    Hindi
    Hungarian
    Icelandic
    Indonesian
    Irish
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Latvian
    Lithuanian
    Macedonian
    Malay
    Maltese
    Norwegian
    Persian
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Romanian
    Russian
    Serbian
    Slovak
    Slovenian
    Spanish
    Swahili
    Swedish
    Thai
    Turkish
    Ukrainian
    Vietnamese
    Welsh
    Yiddish
     
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    Right click on the web page, and click the popup menu item "View page source", you can find some text opened in the new window, then at the html begining party, the line such as "<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />" will tell the character set, 8859-1 is for various languages such as English, French, German, Spanish and a host of others. That is why it's called Western European. It also includes regions like Australia, much of Africa and all of the Americas.
     
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    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    Nice trick guys :p
     
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    Hey, nice sharing.
     
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    that's what i generally do .

    else i translate page into english directly through toolbar. After translation , it tells you which language is present in page.
     
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    @ All Thanks
     
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    When I type in Bengali in LangID it was recognized as spanish :p
    What a fun !! :p
     
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    Google Translate is gonna detect it correctly
    Try
     
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    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    ^^ Thanks for the link buddy but google translate does not supports bengali and I even tried that with detect language setting :p
     
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