Are you in contact with someone from china? and are not able to chat with them because you dont understand ‘chinese’ and your friend does not understand ‘english’? If thats the case get ready for a new option in Google talk which offers the users to translate their normal language to 29 other languages and chat normally.
GoogleTalk anyway offers users to connect to Aim friends and also communicate to other services like Earthlink, Gizmo Project, Jabber.org and thousands of others without installing each of those. In order to translate your chat’s in other languages you just need to add google bots to your friends list and it works. This feature is available only on the Gtalk messenger client and not on any web messenger services like ebuddy.
Just add these bots using the following formats and you can translate any of your chats to any language in Gtalk.
“[from language]2[to language]@bot.talk.google.com”
ar2en, bg2en, de2en, de2fr, el2en, en2ar, en2de, en2el, en2es, en2fr, en2it, en2ja, en2ko, en2nl, en2ru, en2zh, es2en, fi2en, fr2de, fr2en, hi2en, hr2en, it2en, ja2en, ko2en, nl2en, ru2en, uk2en, ur2en, zh2en. So, for French to German translation, talk to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the complete list of Language Codes List where you can find the codes and make combinations for creating translations. This service allows English to any Non-English translations and also allows Non-English to another Non-English language translations, example : Allowing German to French and Vice Versa.
I didnt find someone who could understand Hindi , hence i started chatting with the bot itself and you can see in the screenshot how it instantly translates the words i pasted from wikipedia. My personal advice would be to make some test chats so make sure the translations you make are correct and the other person is not getting the messages in wrong meaning :p and create conflicts.