Firefox 118 Can Translate Entire Pages Without Needing Servers

Firefox can now translate web pages without sharing the content with external servers.

Firefox 118 Can Translate Entire Pages Without Needing Servers

Mozilla regularly updates Firefox every four weeks, providing users with fresh features and fixes. In August, Firefox 117 was released with new settings, improved clipboard support for Android, and fixes for YouTube. Today, Firefox 118 is starting to roll out, and its standout feature is an in-built web translation tool. What makes this special is that it works entirely on your computer, unlike Google Chrome, which relies on external servers.

With Firefox Fullpage Translation, you can now automatically translate web pages into your preferred language. When you visit a page in a supported language, a translation panel will pop up by itself. Alternatively, you can click a new translate button on the right side of the address bar. This feature is similar to Google Chrome's page translation, but it doesn't send page contents to external servers.

Firefox 118 Can Translate Entire Pages Without Needing Servers

Firefox 118 Can Translate Entire Pages Without Needing Servers

This new feature has been in testing for a while and was developed in partnership with Bergamot, thanks to funding from the European Union. It's called full-page translation, and it was first available in Firefox 117 Beta. However, Mozilla decided to make it available to all Firefox users just recently.

Now, this translation feature might not be as accurate as Google Translate because it uses a translation model specific to each language. Some languages also require you to download them once in Firefox.

Firefox 118 also brings some other helpful changes. On Android, you can now print web pages right from the browser or share menu. And there are a couple of updates for the desktop browser that are meant to enhance privacy: websites can no longer access fonts that are not part of the standard system fonts, and Web Audio uses a new math library called DFLIBM.

How to Update Firefox

Firefox will update itself when there's a new version ready for your computer, phone, or tablet. If you want to manually check for updates and install them right away, here's what you can do: Click the menu icon at the top-right corner of the browser, then choose "About Firefox."

You can also get Firefox by visiting Mozilla's official website or by downloading it from the app stores like Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or Microsoft Store.

Source: Firefox

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