I’ve set up a little web service for identifying language. If you paste in some text (the more the better), it will tell you what language it’s in. Not rocket science, but perhaps useful to somebody.
There’s an API for people who like to do things programatically.
Note that I’m logging all the queries, so you don’t have to email me and say “I pasted BLAH and it gave me the wrong answer”. But any other feedback is welcome.
Me, I pasted Inuit (the text string from my Last Samurai post) and it told me it was Cebuano; this perplexed me less when I saw that on the right of the Languid page is a vertical list of all the languages he’s programmed into it, which includes Cebuano but not Inuit. Anyway, it’s a lot of fun, and I thank Margaret Marks (of Transblawg) for alerting me to it (via this Blethers post).