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2lingual is a free bilingual search interface created by H.K. Tang that allows the user to search simultaneously in two separate languages. Users can conduct a Google search through the 2lingual interface. The Google search version of the site includes the following features:
- Real-time search suggestions
- Query translation option
- Side-by-side dual language search results
37 languages are currently supported.
2lingual also hosts two voice-search tools, which allow the users to search in 66 different spoken languages (voice-to-search tools require a Speech-to-Text capable browser):
On the 2lingual homepage, the user can enter a search term and select two different languages from drop-down menus below the search form. The search results appear in two columns below the search form, with results in the first column in the first selected language and results in the second column in the second selected language. The search term for the second column has automatically been translated into the second selected language, but the user can choose to de-activate the automatic query translation.
Results appear in lists of 10 results to a page, with the site title, a snippet with search terms in red font, the URL of the site, and a thumbnail image (if available) appearing for each search result. The user can navigate to one page of search results in one column while staying on another page of results in the second column. The user selects the result title to open the site in the same window.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "About 2lingual." 2lingual website, http://www.2lingual.com/about.html. Accessed February 29, 2012.