Languages Supported in Google Translate

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The multilingual chat program in Google Sheets internally uses the Language App service to perform the translation. When a user enters any text, the onEdit() method is triggered which performs the translation and updates the sheet.

You can also use the GoogleTranslate() formula to perform inline language translations without using Google Apps Script. And you can perform translation in all languages that are supported by Google Translate.

function onEdit(e) {

  try {

    var cell = e.range.getA1Notation();

    if ( e.value && (cell === "A6" || cell === "E6") ) {

      var sheet = e.source.getActiveSheet();
      var data = sheet.getRange("C4:G5").getValues();

      var langA  = getLanguage(data[1][0]);
      var langB  = getLanguage(data[1][4]);

      if (langA === "" || langB === "") {
        Browser.msgBox("Please select the languages of participants from the dropdowns in cell C5 and G5");
        return;
      }

      if (langA === langB) {
        Browser.msgBox("Please select a different language for each chat participant");
        return;
      }

      var userA = data[0][0];
      var userB = data[0][4];

      var colA, colB;

      if (cell === "A6") {
        colA = userA + ": " + e.value;
        colB = userA + ": " + LanguageApp.translate(e.value, langA, langB);
      } else {
        colA = userB + ": " + LanguageApp.translate(e.value, langB, langA);
        colB = userB + ": " + e.value;
      }

      sheet.appendRow([colA, "", "", "", colB]);

      e.range.clearContent();

    }
  } catch (error) {
    Browser.msg(error.toString());
  }
}

Google Translate Languages

This is a list of languages and their ISO languages Codes that are currently supported by Google Translate. When sending the translation request to the Language Translation API, as in the case of translating RSS Feeds, always make sure that the two language codes are different.

Language NameLanguage Code
Afrikaansaf
Irishga
Albaniansq
Italianit
Arabicar
Japaneseja
Azerbaijaniaz
Kannadakn
Basqueeu
Koreanko
Bengalibn
Latinla
Belarusianbe
Latvianlv
Bulgarianbg
Lithuanianlt
Catalanca
Macedonianmk
Chinese Simplifiedzh-CN
Malayms
Chinese Traditionalzh-TW
Maltesemt
Croatianhr
Norwegianno
Czechcs
Persianfa
Danishda
Polishpl
Dutchnl
Portuguesept
Englishen
Romanianro
Esperantoeo
Russianru
Estonianet
Serbiansr
Filipinotl
Slovaksk
Finnishfi
Sloveniansl
Frenchfr
Spanishes
Galiciangl
Swahilisw
Georgianka
Swedishsv
Germande
Tamilta
Greekel
Telugute
Gujaratigu
Thaith
Haitian Creoleht
Turkishtr
Hebrewiw
Ukrainianuk
Hindihi
Urduur
Hungarianhu
Vietnamesevi
Icelandicis
Welshcy
Indonesianid
Yiddishyi
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