Google Translate is an incredibly useful tool. But one of the problems is that there are times when typing the text you want to translate is difficult, particularly if the characters you need to translate are not in the English alphabet. Google has added handwriting support to Translate, making it easier to sketch characters in unfamiliar languages.
The feature covers 45 languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. While this depends on your drawing skills, it's still a handy addition.
Sometimes It’s Easiest to Just Write It Down [Google Translate Blog]