Google launches Latin translation tool

Google Translate supports more than 50 languages, including minority languages such as Welsh and Haitian Creole, and the addition of Latin is sure to please scholars and traditionalists.

In a blog post, written entirely in Latin, Jakob Uszkoreit, a senior engineer at Google, said that Latin was far from a “dead language”.

Google expects translations to and from Latin to be among the most accurate offered by its Google Translate tool. Google has also added a Latin text-to-speech function, too, to help people with their pronunciation.