Finally, Burmese joins Google Translate

Today, the official Google Translate blog announced that it added 10 new languages to Google Translate, among them Burmese:

In India and Southeast Asia, we are adding Malayalam, Myanmar, Sinhala, and Sundanese.

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The state of Burmese Unicode

This past week, I switched over to a new Android phone, the much touted Google Nexus 5, a Google-branded smartphone bearing the latest version of the Android OS, version 4.4 (aka Kitkat). I’ve been impressed with the phone’s build and software capabilities, but the real gem I unearthed was that it has full support for the Burmese language, while browsing through my music library. That’s right, Android 4.4+ now has support for Burmese.

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