Language, it’s what makes the world go around. Yet, most social networks don’t offer support for more than a handful of languages. Twitter is about to change all of this by offering those who speak Farsi, Hebrew, Arabic, and Urdu a way to read and write in their native tongue. Surprisingly, Twitter didn’t support these languages before, but the good news is that these languages are now fully supported and that support is operational.
The main reason why Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu weren’t supported up until this point was that these languages are written and read from right to left instead of from left to right. Seemingly, the sequence of reading and writing had Twitter translators confused, but this is no longer the case thanks to thousands of excellent translators from around the world who answered the Twitter language call.
Twitter Asked and Received
Twitter created the Twitter Translation Center in order to gain help translating Twitter from translators located around the world. Any translator can help the cause, and thousands of professionals work tirelessly to support now twenty-eight languages in total. Basically, those who either speak a language natively or professionally translate to or from a language, can work together to “Translate Twitter.” The languages mentioned above were the recipients of the most recent language translations.
The Twitter Translation team worked in conjunction with Twitter engineers to make combining different languages into one tweet possible. Now, you can mix up your Hebrew with your English in the same tweet, hashtags included. It’s really important for Twitter to include as many languages as possible, so that the social network can reach as many users as possible. After all, not everyone speaks or communicates in English!
More Languages Is Better for Companies Too
In addition to reaching a number of additional Twitter users spread throughout the world, the fact that Twitter is actively working to include languages in its platform means that companies from other countries can now offer tweets in various languages. Consider, for example, a company like Coca-Cola that offers a website spanning a number of different languages. Now companies like this one can send out tweets that really reach all members of a target market.
Twitter is working hard to include more languages, and you can help this movement by signing up to be a Twitter translator. All you have to do is check out the Twitter Translation Center webpage and look for the language that you can help with. As a side note, Twitter is also seeking to show possible future investors that the company is continuously moving forward, just in case Twitter every decides to go public. Regardless, the fact that Twitter now supports Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu is a great thing for the world as a whole. Want to help Twitter out? Are you experience when it comes to translation? Take a moment to view the Twitter homepage and find out more about this venture – it takes people from all around the world to make Twitter truly global!