Thursday, 18 February 2016

Google Translate adds Scottish Gaelic

If you have any family history records or texts written in Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), and haven't a clue what they say, then help is finally at hand from Google Translate (, which has finally added the language to its site.

Having had a wee play with it earlier, it's definitely not bad, though it does at times recognise some Gaelic words as being Irish, returning that as the language be default - not surprising though, as many words are the same in each language.

There's a bit more on the story, including details of 12 other languages to be added (Luxembourgish - who knew?!) at


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