Monday, July 7, 2014 | 12:01 PM
As any native speaker knows, each language has its own nuances. In France, I might read mon email on le week-end, but here in Canada, we prefer to read le courriel on la fin de semaine. With Google having an engineering office in Montreal and a Gmail development hub in Kitchener-Waterloo, it was only natural to make sure that both of Canada’s official languages were supported in Gmail.
Starting today, Gmail supports French (Canada) and 12 other new languages: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu. Gmail is already available in 58 languages and we’re now bringing that total to 71—covering 94 percent of the world’s Internet population, because no matter where you’re from, language shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to keeping in touch with the people you care about.
These 13 languages will be rolling out today in Gmail on the web and feature phone browsers, and you can try out any one of them by going to your Settings.