So Google have added “English to Arabic” and “Arabic to English” translation to their Language Tools page.
It’s still in beta of course, although alpha is a bit more like it.
The results are quite amusing, if not straight out funny, but then again, nobody ever said Arabic was an easy and simple language.
I’m sure it’ll get better with time, faster than Chinese at least.
It’s really good to see Google venturing into Arabic though. Hopefully the next step will be an Arabic Google News. After all there are more Arabic speakers in this world than Hebrew speakers, and they already got a Hebrew version of Google News.