OSINT analysts, including those working inside the Intelligence Community (IC) as well as those who work independently, use OSINT capabilities to uncover documents in unfamiliar languages. Here are some great software applications and other resources to bridge the foreign language gap. With these resources you can translate Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian(Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukranian...whatever!...into your native tongue. It's as easy as dragging and dropping text into a translation window.
The "OUR PICKS" applications (below) can translate full documents, provide chat translation in your own private chat room, translate PDFs, scans, and photos from cameras and cell phones, and give you iPhone and iPad translations!
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