Friday, August 31, 2007 at 9:35 AMHey, we're excited to launch Google Desktop and Updater for the Mac in 9 more languages today: Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Dutch, UK English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. For those of you who haven't tried Google Desktop yet, you can get the latest build at http://desktop.google.com/mac. All our current users will be updated to the latest and greatest automatically.
Internationalization is more than just great translations. Google Desktop for the Mac gives users fast, easy, and comprehensive search. So with this launch, we worked side by side with Googlers in Japan, France, Germany, and many other countries to make sure the product meets that goal in each of the 9 new languages. Part of that work was improving search and indexing support for non-Roman languages such as Chinese and Japanese. For our existing English users, this build also includes a lot of bug fixes (see release notes).
We're really excited to hear feedback from users all around the world about Google Desktop for the Mac. Thanks for all the comments you've sent us on previous versions.
Note: This update will most likely require a reboot and will create a new index of the information on your computer, to improve the quality of searches across all languages.