Google Translate has long taken over from the BabelFish translator that Alta Vista had way-back in the dim, distant past.
We use it whenever we can’t make sense of block of foreign text – nothing new in that.
Presented with a language we weren’t sure of recently, we selected Swedish as a guess, but the translation didn’t make sense to us.
Going to select another language, we were please to see, what to us, was a new option ‘Detect language.’
What a life saver!
This little beauty worked out that our text was Danish, and dutifully translated it to something we could actually read.
A welcome, but rare example of technology making your life more simple.