Google GMail Expands Language Support
Google launched their popular webmail service GMail sometime in April last year. It has become so popular that the scared competition MSN Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail had to expand their offerings in the form of improved web space. It is also said to be one of the most popular services around with its storage space counter increasing all the time every time… even as you read this, Google is increasing your storage space!
Another impressive thing about Google GMail is the increasing support for browsers and languages. Initially, the service came at a huge surprise to all the users with its extremely usable interface (on a modern browser), but it also invited criticism for being too complicated for older version browsers. Slowly and slowly, the service enhanced its support for alternative browsers like Safari and Opera.
Apart from that, we saw an enhanced feature set for the service with spell checker and HTML formatting for mail. The company also improved the interface with more languages added. The latest news in is that Google has added even more languages for the interface of the email service. The company added support for 12 additional languages in the form of Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
With this addition, the mail service now supports a total of 29 languages. They had recently added support for Danish, Finnish, Swedish, and Polish. With free pop/smtp support and mail forwarding, the users are eagerly waiting for the final release of the mail service as it continues to remain in Beta even after 1.5 years of the original launch.
Sushubh Mittal is a Search Engine Journal contrinuting columnist, Opera browser enthusiast, and the Editor of TechWhack.