Google Reader now offers built in feed translations

Google’s feedreading service Google Reader is now offering built in feed translations.

The new feature comes from a Google 20% project and is as easy to use as subscribing to a feed in any language, then from the feed options drop down menu in Google Reader selecting “Translate into my language.”

The option opens up the world of non-English speaking blogs to the general US and Anglo-blogosphere. Previously the only other option was to use Yahoo Pipes to deliver a translated version, as I have done with a number of feeds over the years. This is far easier, and the Google Translation while not perfect, on the surface seems a bit better than Yahoo’s Bablefish as well.

(via The Google Reader blog)