Babylon is translation software equipped with over 75 languages. You can translate Word, PDF and other documents as well as web pages or other online text. By selecting the text and opening Babylon it will be translated into the language of your choice. You can choose paragraphs, single lines or entire pages to translate or even single words. It includes a language detection feature that is capable of recognizing a language without user specification. |
The software also offers definitions from over 1500 dictionaries, encyclopedias and glossaries. This is a very useful feature for those whose first language is not English but must write texts in English. Such people often confuse conjugations and other fine points; Babylon can correct those mistakes and its definition feature helps insure that terms are not confused. For instance, you can access Wikipedia in 20 languages using Babylon.
Babylon's translation package includes audio translation and phonetic symbol features to help with proper pronunciation. These additions make Babylon an option if you would like to learn another language. It also offers cross-translation and direct paste to assist in writing better English texts.
In addition, Babylon provides a conversion utility that can convert currencies, time zones or units of measure. This is very useful when a person is in the middle of a composition and needs conversion tools.
For people on the go, Babylon has versions for Blackberry, Smartphone and pocket computers so that you can take it with you when you travel.
You can set Babylon to initiate upon startup of your computer and run in the background if you have a regular need for translations. If not, you can adjust the settings.