Firefox 117 could include its own page translation tool

Firefox 117 with translation

With the launch of a remake From Firefox the dance of figures also arrives on the Nightly, Beta and Dev channels. They are not stable versions in which we can see what will arrive in the future, although on many occasions they include something that they do not add to the final version. For this reason, news like this should not be given as definitive, but as a possibility. AND Firefox 117 could count on something that, although it is true that it is in some important browsers, it is also true that something like this is missing in the red panda browser.

The function that right now it's on the beta channel is to translate entire pages. It is something that Mozilla has been timidly working on for years, and currently there is even an option to activate what is supposed to be an extension for this purpose. But never worked too well, and what they prepare now looks much better. Not only will it be able to translate pages, but it will do so while respecting our privacy.

Firefox 117 could translate entire pages while respecting privacy

To be fair, while I wrote about how nice it was that Vivaldi could translate pages or selected text, the fact that he bases his translations on lingvanex it makes one not be able to trust too much of what it translates. Vivandi Techonogies thought about privacy of its users, which is why it refused to use something like Google Translate. There were internal discussions about adopting DeepL, but the deals are the deals.

Firefox has another way of translating in mind, one that will make everything stay in our team. Although it may cost a little more to prepare, we will have to download the languages ​​that we want to translate, the translations will not be sent to any server. In this way, the results will be like the first ones from Google Translate, quite direct and imprecise, since at first no AI will be used as DeepL does, which is capable of translating even set phrases.

This novelty is now in the Beta channel, and it should not be ruled out that they will put the brakes on it to launch it in the future or we will never see it. months ago also tried his own I do not care about cookies and end users are still waiting. If it arrives in the next stable, it will do so this month, on August 29.

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