Found in translation: Google adds Burmese language

Google’s translation tool has added 10 new languages, including Burmese, as an application, meaning Burmese speakers can now translate foreign texts into their own language. Last year, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt stressed the importance of free speech in Burma and called on the government to refrain from regulating the Internet. Schmidt added that Google’s first priority in Burma [Myanmar] is to improve access to information with its search engine and tools such as Google Translate and Maps.