Google updates toolbar with language translator and mapping features

Google updates toolbar with language translator and mapping features

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Google has updated its toolbar, which now includes a spell checker, map links and a language translator. The free toolbar sits within a users browser as they surf the web, enabling them to conduct searches and perform other tasks without having to go to the Google site. The Spell Check feature allows users type into an Internet form, such as web mail, discussion forums, and intranet web applications, where it instantly reviews the text and suggests corrections.

An Auto Fix option also enables users to automatically check and correct all the text they’re entering with one click. Meanwhile, an Auto Link tool automatically links addresses shown on web pages to an online map.

Auto Link also links package tracking numbers to pages displaying that package’s delivery status and other useful information, such as Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and Publication ISBN numbers.

The Word Translator converts words from English web pages into one of eight other languages. Users can hover the cursor over a word and the feature displays the word in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, or Korean.