United States Patent 7,849,144
Prajapat,   et al. December 7, 2010

Server-initiated language translation of an instant message based on identifying language attributes of sending and receiving users


Language translation of instant messages between a sending party and a destination party is automatically performed, based on the instant messaging system automatically determining the respective language preferences of the sending and receiving parties. The instant messaging system automatically determines the respective language preferences based on existing subscriber profile attributes for the sending and receiving parties, and automatically translates between the respective language preferences, without the necessity of any manual user intervention by any of the parties during the instant messaging session.

Inventors: Prajapat; Surendra (Indore, IN), Toebes; John (Cary, NC)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 11/388,982
Filed: March 27, 2006

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