Google drop translate API

Google Translate API Dropped

Earlier this month, Google officially announced that it was deprecating and phasing out its translate API.

This means that website developers will no longer be able to use the code that makes Google’s translation algorithms that automatically provided translated material for other websites.

The standalone Google Translate site will remain, though; this allows you to enter text or URLs for quick translation.

Google put the decision down to an overuse by Spammers of their system to translate spam and phishing emails which are sent on a regular basis around the world.

Google stated, “The Google Translate API has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011. Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse, the number of requests you may make per day will be limited and the API will be shut off completely on December 1, 2011. For website translations, we encourage you to use the Google Translate Cloud.

The STAR Team

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