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  1. Fix Apple Watch App

    Fix the Apple Watch app. It STILL crashes with any attempted translation, recognizing English, then crashing returning to home screen before any translation.

    671 votes
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    195 comments  ·  Speech Translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Thank you for your posts, votes and comments on the Microsoft Translator forum.

    We’re happy to announce that today we released a new version of the Microsoft Translator app for iOS which also contains the fixes for the Apple Watch. Please download the latest version from the App Store (Version 3.2.6).

    Thanks for your patience and let us know if you have any further questions or feedback.

    Sincerely,
    Microsoft Translator Team

  2. Copy Button.

    Add a button or something that says "Copy" so you can copy text

    22 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Translator Live  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your posts and messages on the Microsoft Translator forum.

    Just tap-and-hold your finger on the translated text and a message that the text has been copied will appear.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda,
    Microsoft Translator Team

  3. Audio speed!!

    Pleeeease add the option to change the translation audio speed!! It goes way too fast to learn anything longer than a sentence!!!! Please fix this!!

    259 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for posting, commenting and voting on the Microsoft Translator Forum. Your request to slow down the speed at which a translation is spoken is now available on both Microsoft Translator for Android (app version 3.1.252 and higher) and Microsoft Translator for iOS (app version 3.0.8 and higher).

    You can now translate a sentence from any of our supported languages (Find a list here: http://www.aka.ms/translatorlanguages) to one of the following languages and slow down the audio speed:

    o Arabic
    o Catalan
    o Chinese Mandarin
    o Danish
    o Dutch
    o English
    o Finnish
    o French
    o German
    o Italian
    o Japanese
    o Korean
    o Norwegian
    o Polish
    o Portuguese
    o Russian
    o Spanish
    o Swedish

    It works as follows:
    - Type (or speak) the phrase you want to translate
    - Tap the Speaker icon and wait for the translation to be spoken
    - You’ll notice a play icon (a small…

  4. Is it possible to control the speed, because in English it works fast, we need this possible

    Is it possible to control the speed, because in English it works fast, we need this possible

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    1 comment  ·  Speech Translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for posting, commenting and voting on the Microsoft Translator Forum.

    Your feedback is important to us and your request to slow down the speed at which a translation is spoken is now available on both Microsoft Translator for Android (app version 3.1.252 and higher) and Microsoft Translator for iOS (app version 3.0.8 and higher).

    It works as follows:
    - Translate a sentence (Speech or Text) from any of our supported languages to one of the following languages:

    o Arabic
    o Catalan
    o Chinese Mandarin
    o Danish
    o Dutch
    o English
    o Finnish
    o French
    o German
    o Italian
    o Japanese
    o Korean
    o Norwegian
    o Polish
    o Portuguese
    o Russian
    o Spanish
    o Swedish

    - Tap Enter
    - Tap the Speaker icon and wait for the translation to be spoken
    - You’ll notice a play icon (a small triangle) appear in the speaker icon.
    - Then tap the Speaker…

  5. Auto-detect persistence

    It would be nice if the system just stayed in auto-detect instead of defaulting to the new language after auto-detecting for those of us that translate a lot of different languages.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Try and Compare Neural Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Please add option for favorite languages

    I normally work with English, German, Polish, French and Spanish (the languages I speak which I call "my languages") and very seldom I need finding a translation from other language. One day I needed to translate something to Portuguese and another day, something from Turkish, and now I cannot find the way to get rid of them from the language buttons, where I'd like to always see "my languages". How can I do to set the buttons to show only my favorite languages? (and whenever required, and only then, show another language that I might need occasionally to later return,…

    99 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for your vote on the “Favorite languages” forum post.

    The favorite languages feature in the Microsoft Translator app works as follows: When you open the text translation part of your app you will see that the last languages you translated from and to is on your screen. Also, when you tap on e.g. the from-language you will see the Recent languages you used at the top of the list.

    This works the same for Speech and Camera translations.

    Please let us know if this works for the way you use Translator.

    Sincerely,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  7. to have the pinyin translation along the Chinese characters

    It would be very useful to have the pinyin translation along with the Chinese characters. So, it would be easy to read it back

    6 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,
    Please know that Pinyin is still there. Once you have translated the text to Chinese you can swipe from right to left on your screen and see the text in Pinyin.
    Thanks,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  8. Please support the persian

    microsofttranslator support the language Persian
    TNK

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Try and Compare Neural Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 17 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Several of our users have asked us to auto-correct in the language that they are using as a source language even though their phone “speaks” a different language. There is a way to solve this issue:

    iPhone:
    - Go to the Settings app on your iPhone
    - Tap General
    - Tap Dictionary
    - Tap the language you would like to have the dictionary of e.g. Spanish and Spanish-English

    Then go back the General Settings
    - Tap Keyboard
    - Tap keyboards
    - Tap add New Keyboard
    - Tap the language of your choice e.g. Spanish

    Now, go to Microsoft Translator app.
    - Tap the keyboard icon
    - You will see a small globe on the left of your space bar
    - tap and hold the globe and you will see list of languages appear. If you choose Spanish you’ll get autocorrected in Spanish.

    Android:
    You can resolve this issue by…

  10. 2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hello and thanks for your request. Please know that Hebrew is one of our offered languages.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  11. The discoverability of your web service is bad.

    The main reason I am using google translate is because it is easier to find that service on the web.

    I just type translate and it comes as a suggestion as opposed to translator which never comes as a suggestion.

    translate.google.com

    as opposed to
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/default.aspx
    or http://www.bing.com/translator

    41 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for pointing this out to us.

    When you search Translate on Google they put their own translator on top.

    When you search Translate on Bing you will find both services.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  12. Arabic voice needed

    Need Arabic voice. I need it in my work with helping Syrian refugees. Please!

    15 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Set default language translations, i.e. Chinese and English, and have button to switch the first language

    Be able to set the two base languages, i.e. Chinese and English, and have on button option to switch the initial language. This is common in translators

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Olivier responded

    The feature is now available on both iOS and Android apps.

  14. 2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Robert responded

    We added a Spanish localized version of the app.

  15. 还我韩语翻译!

    把韩语翻译弄上去啊,还以为是手机问题,没联网所以没了韩语,结果是把韩语删除了!不满意!

    3 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator forum.

    Korean is already offered as on the Translator languages. You can find the list of available languages and language features here: aka.ms/translatorlanguages

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  16. 2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Speech Translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator forum.

    Translating Speech from English to Arabic is already available in Microsoft Translator.

    To translate a sentence please do the following:

    - Open the Microsoft Translator app
    - Tap the Microphone icon
    - Tap the from-language and select the language you want to translate
    - Tap the to-language and select the language you want to translate to
    - Press and hold the microphone icon and say the sentence you want to translate
    - Let go of the microphone icon
    - The translation will be pronounced.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  17. 28 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Several of our users have asked us to auto-correct in the language that they are using as a source language even though their phone “speaks” a different language.

    There is a way to solve this issue and I’ve added the how-to for iPhone/iPad and Android below:

    iPhone:
    - Go to the Settings app on your iPhone
    - Tap General
    - Tap Dictionary
    - Tap the language you would like to have the dictionary of e.g. Spanish and Spanish-English

    Then go back the General Settings
    - Tap Keyboard
    - Tap keyboards
    - Tap add New Keyboard
    - Tap the language of your choice e.g. Spanish

    Now, go to Microsoft Translator app.
    - Tap the keyboard icon
    - You will see a small globe on the left of your space bar
    - tap and hold the globe and you will see list of languages appear. If you choose Spanish you’ll get…

  18. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Quality of translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your feedback on the Microsoft Translator forum. It is much appreciated!

    Please know that automatic Translations are usually of a lower quality than professionally translated texts, however the software learns from corrections and constantly improves its output. 

    Automatic translations use statistical machine learning to translate from one language to another and it works best when translating full sentences. It can make errors, especially when the phrase lacks context.

    You can learn more about how automatic translation works at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/mt.aspx 

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  19. re: English to Italian. would be nice to slow down the italian.

    I speak U.S. English. I'm trying to learn Italian. It would help me
    to hear the the Italian translation at a slower speed as well as full speed. tu. Frank

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator Forum. Your feedback is important to us and your request to slow down the speed at which a translation is spoken is now available on both Microsoft Translator for Android (app version 3.1.252 and higher) and Microsoft Translator for iOS (app version 3.0.8 and higher).

    It works as follows:
    - Translate a sentence from any of our supported languages to one of the following languages:
    o Arabic
    o Catalan
    o Chinese Mandarin
    o Danish
    o Dutch
    o English
    o Finnish
    o French
    o German
    o Italian
    o Japanese
    o Korean
    o Norwegian
    o Polish
    o Portuguese
    o Russian
    o Spanish
    o Swedish

    - Tap Enter
    - Tap the Speaker icon and wait for the translation to be spoken
    - You’ll notice a play icon (a small triangle) appear in the speaker icon.
    - Then tap the Speaker icon again and notice that…

  20. 2 votes
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