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Kindlefish Brings Google Translation to the Kindle

March 27, 2011

Via Lifehacker:

The Kindle, a beloved companion for global travelers, seems ideal for language translation. Unfortunately, Google Translate, with its 50+ language translation powers, doesn’t work on the Kindle. Enter the Kindlefish web app, which turns the Kindle into a near-universal language translater.

Developed by road warrior SeattleFlyerGuy (a “travel and mileage nut”), Kindlfish enables users to tap into Google Translate via the URL Kindlefish was designed to eliminate mobile Google Translate’s clunkiness, offers three default output languages you can save, and provides easy-to-read translated text (even Asian languages and others with non-Latin alphabets).

The Kindle browser, however, is notoriously slow and Kindlefish can also be susceptible to accuracy issues related to Google Translate and poor support for non-English input on the Kindle. The Kindle DX may also have a particular issue, although there’s a workaround that the developer created just for DX users.

Those obstacles aside, if you travel a lot with your Kindle or ever wished you could use Google Translate from it, this web app is for you.

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