The main goal of our AJAX APIs team is to provide developers with the tools needed to create the next generation of great web applications. Our 20% goal is world peace. What better way to help further both objectives than to launch a Language API? :)

The API helps developers automatically translate content in their applications. Users on these sites will have an easier time communicating across lingual boundaries.

The Language API provides both translation and language detection. Here's an example of the translation tool in action:

You can play around with the language detection capabilities via this example widget:

For more information on how to use the Language API in your code, please refer to the documentation here.