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Safari Webpage Translation Feature Reportedly Working in More Countries

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Apple is rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to 9to5Mac, users in Brazil and Germany have reported gaining access to the feature for the first time.


Apple introduced Safari's machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June.

The feature allows users to translate the language of websites viewed in Apple's native browser; it can translate Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Based on Thursday's report, Apple appears to have remotely enabled the translate option for the two additional countries for users running iOS 14.1, iOS 14.2, and the macOS Big Sur beta and Release Candidate.

Article Link: Safari Webpage Translation Feature Reportedly Working in More Countries
 
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fjromcar

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Although this article screenshot is from the Spanish Government webpage, I'm based in Spain and this feature is still not available for me in MacOS Big Sur RC 11.0.1

Can't wait for other small step to my "google detox"
 
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So this translation is only on Big Sur Safari and not on previous macOS even though the Safari version is the same?

And as far as I am aware. Support for English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Which MR correctly reported last time.
 
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Although this article screenshot is from the Spanish Government webpage, I'm based in Spain and this feature is still not available for me in MacOS Big Sur RC 11.0.1

Can't wait for other small step to my "google detox"
Neither does it show the option on my iPhone running iOS 14.2 in Spain.
 
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Josumart

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It shows up on my Mac running Big Sur RC. At least it does in the German version of Amazon webpage. Not on my iPhone/iPad though. I’m in Spain.
 
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This is so pre-2010. It would be much better to have a system-wide translation feature that can be used on partial text everywhere, for instance in Books, in conjunction with a much expanded dictionary feature.
 
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The Paps of Glenn Close, Scotland.
Neither does it show the option on my iPhone running iOS 14.2 in Spain.
On 14.2 is the translator not just held on the share sheet function though. You have to load the page, click share sheet, close it & reopen share sheet (clunky at best). It's been like this since iOS14 launched or am I missing the point, this new thing is just where it's located?
 
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On 14.2 is the translator not just held on the share sheet function though. You have to load the page, click share sheet, close it & reopen share sheet (clunky at best). It's been like this since iOS14 launched or am I missing the point, this new thing is just where it's located?
I'm not sure I understand, but Ive tried all of that, even Private and not Private, requesting Desktop version, and nothing works. 🤔
 
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RickDEGH

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In Germany.
The feature is working on my iPhone which I just updated to 14.2. I’m deleting Microsoft Translator now. However, on Safari on Mac there’s nothing. I’m still on Catalina though. Just this and I can ditch Chrome.

Edit: Not showing up on my iPad either.
 
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... talking about google and its toxicity, why does MacRumours use Google Maps and not Apple Maps when clicking on a member's location?

I use duckduckgo.com instead of Google search and have it use Apple Maps. eg:


Compare with what you see clicking on my location in my profile to the left of my posts...
 
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ed.

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showed up both on my Mini and iPhone (both on 14.1) after I forced quit Safari. Didn't appear on my iPad Pro yet (on 14.1 as well).
I also had to tweak my language settings, because I live in Germany (region set to Germany), but my primary language in the settings is Italian, and the secondary was German. So when I went to German websites it wasn't offering the translation. So I took out the preference for German as secondary language and put English instead and it started offering to translate on German websites (to english).
I guess for the feature to appear the website must be in a language that has available a translation towards one of the languages set up in the region/language settings of the iPad (evidently German to Italian is not available?).

EDIT: updated the iPad pro to 14.2 just for kicks and now it shows up even there.
 
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dumiku

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So that's why it never works for me! Why not just make it available for everybody at the same time? what so special about it that it needs to be made available in a few countries first?
 
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matrix07

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The feature allows users to translate the language of websites viewed in Apple's native browser; it can translate Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Then why I can’t translate Japanese page?
 
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ed.

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Then why I can’t translate Japanese page?
Curiously neither Japanese nor Korean seem to work for me.
It offers me to translate Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese. Italian is set up as my language so it's not offering to translate.
Doesn't seem to work for Arabic, Japanese, Korean.
 
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