BBC News Popup Translations to Learners of Welsh

You don’t you read Welsh? If not, how will you know the Diweddaraf Newyddion o’r Cymru (Latest News from Wales)? It’s hard to use y we (the Web) if you don’t understand the language.

The BBC understands, so its New Media Department in Wales has created Vocab, an open source website tool that offers English-language popup translations of Welsh words. Try it yourself on the BBC’s Welsh-language news page. I may not let you fluently read Welsh (for that, you’ll need the BBC’s Learn Welsh pages), but at least you won’t be uninformed while strolling through Cardiff.

BBC New Media there is considering development of a Welsh-Spanish popup translation version to help the Welsh community resident in Argentina’s Patagonia region.

Journalist Robert Andrews’ blog provides more details about Vocab.