Implement Translate API
Updated by Soren Stoutner 3 months ago
Using a cloud translation service has significant privacy implications. I cannot imagine that I would ever implement it into Privacy Browser.
Google has been working on implementing an on-device translation service.
If they ever integrated this with WebView I would be happy to enable it.
Sad. Btw, on-device translation is only possible through AI with dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) on the device. If not, the whole dictionary translation mechanism offline locally takes a heck lot of storage.
Although, I hate AI so much. Not because it's taking our jobs, but because it's a black box. You throw your garbage data to it & it spits out the answer based on the prompt complexity. Such an absurd lazy idea.
Updated by Soren Stoutner 4 days ago
Google is making a lot of noise about implementing on-device translation. If they do that it can be integrated with WebView, then I would love to enable it in Privacy Browser.
Updated by Soren Stoutner 3 days ago
That's what this is waiting on. It is one of the things Google teased with their release of the Tensor processor. Even if Google doesn't implement a FOSS on-device translator, someone else might.
Until then, Privacy Browser Android will not include any sort of built-in translation, because using any type of service compromises the privacy of the users.