Google Calendar is getting more worldly. Starting this week, on iOS and Android, the app can now be used in 41 languages that weren’t previously supported.

The new languages are — deep breath! — Arabic, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Dutch, English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese of Portugal, Russian, Spanish of Spain, Latin American Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese, according to a Google blog post today.

A separate blog post brings the news that Google Calendar on iOS and Android can now also display holidays from 54 more countries. Google unfortunately does not name the countries in this blog post.

Google Calendar is not one of the applications that CEO Sundar Pichai touted on stage at last year’s Google I/O conference as having 1 billion users, or just under that. Those would be Android, the Google search, YouTube, Maps, and Chrome. But the internationalization of Google Calendar could help boost its use outside of North America.


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