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  1. 28 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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…

    • I cannot set other language than English when I'm offline.

      I need to use Spanish when offline.
      It seems it is forced to english.
      How can I change it ?
      thanks
      rgds
      Marc

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        6 comments  ·  Translator Live  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi,

        Thanks for posting on the Translator forum. Please find the explanation on how to download languages for offline use here: https://microsofttranslator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1101838-how-to-download-languages-for-offline-use

        Note that you’ll need to download both the from-language and the to-language if you’d like to translate between them.

        Also, offline works for text and camera translations.

        Best regards,
        Gwenda
        Microsoft Translator Team

      • We are experiencing some service problems. Refresh page or try again later.

        Bing Translator NOT funcktion,
        Automaticaly Note,
        We are experiencing some service problems. Refresh page or try again later.

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          0 comments  ·  Translator for Bing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Very helpful

          I love the app. It is very helpful to who is learning English language.

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            1 comment  ·  Translator Live  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ‎Translation is too concise, such as "Blame" translation "strange", then the monster? Strange? Or blame it?‎

            ‎Translation is too concise, such as "Blame" translation "strange", then the monster? Strange? Or blame it?‎

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              0 comments  ·  Quality of translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your feedback. 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. As automatic translations use statistical machine learning to translate from one language to another it works best when translating full sentences. It can make errors, especially when the phrase lacks context.

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

              Best regards,
              Gwenda
              Microsoft Translator Team

            • Change direction

              Make it easier to switch direction in the same languages

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Most of the Arabic translation is a disaster!

                I can tell this Arabic translation memory was done by an Egyptian-Arabic speaking person with no knowledge of grammar and doing all kind of mistakes!!!

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                  0 comments  ·  Quality of translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your feedback. 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. It can make errors, especially when the phrase lacks context.

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

                  Best regards,
                  Gwenda
                  Microsoft Translator Team

                • viable word doesn't have translation from English to Arabic

                  viable word doesn't have translation from English to Arabic

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                    0 comments  ·  Quality of translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for your feedback. 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. As automatic translations use statistical machine learning to translate from one language to another it works best when translating full sentences. It can make errors, especially when the phrase lacks context.

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

                    Best regards,
                    Gwenda
                    Microsoft Translator Team

                  • 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.

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                      1 comment  ·  Try and Compare Neural Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve hungarian, it's currently rubbish!

                      There aren't many hungarian speakers in the world, so it's probably not a priority, but please, please, please improve the quality of translation, otherwise I won't be able to speak to my in-laws!!

                      Thanks

                      David

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                        0 comments  ·  Quality of translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi David, 

                        Thanks for your feedback. 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. As automatic translations use statistical machine learning to translate from one language to another it works best when translating full sentences. It can make errors, especially when the phrase lacks context.

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

                        Sincerely,
                        Gwenda
                        Microsoft Translator Team

                      • translation from french to arabic

                        we want translate from french to arabic

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                          0 comments  ·  Quality of translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • isis

                          are you serious people when i write ISIS and UK or US or whatever (in arabic) ur translation in english is Saudi Arabia and UK or US ?????

                          WTF is this
                          what a Racist people ur

                          FIX UR **** TRANSLATE BING

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                            6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            completed  ·  Jann responded

                            This error has been fixed. We apologize for the mistranslation. Errors like this can happen with automatic translation due to incorrect training data.

                          • How do I compose an email from english to Thai in outlook mail

                            How can I translate my email into Thai and send in outlook mail

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for using Microsoft Translator.

                              There are several ways to translate an email.

                              The quickest way to translate the occasional email is to copy and paste the text in https://www.bing.com/translator/

                              If you translate emails on a regular basis I can recommend installing the Outlook translator add on. You can download the translator add on from the online app store. It’s free and you can find a description on how to download and use it here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Translator-for-Outlook-3d7e12ed-99d6-406e-a453-b9db0d9653fa

                              Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

                              Sincerely,
                              Gwenda
                              Microsoft Translator Team

                            • 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

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                                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                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

                              • 16 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  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…

                                • Keyboard not correctly present

                                  In landscape keybord is presented portrait. Feedback should allow to upload screens pics

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hello and thanks for your message. We know this is a bug in the Translator for Apple and it is scheduled to be fixed in the next release. If you have this issue with non Apple apps please let us know and we’ll investigate.

                                    Best regards,
                                    Gwenda
                                    Microsoft Translator Team

                                  • Translator

                                    yes but ???????

                                    29 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Auto correct in language used

                                        Please add auto correct in the language that is being used and not in English automatically.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi, This is indeed a very annoying issue which you can resolve as follows: When you look at the keyboard there is a little gear lever. Once you choose the gear lever you can choose the “Add input languages” which gives you the option to choose the keyboard you would like.

                                          Best regards,
                                          Gwenda
                                          Microsoft Translator Team

                                        • Forecast

                                          Forecast is associated with weather, so in Finnish and Hungarian it is translated as weather, however, forecast is more an outlook, projection, estimation.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Quality of translations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for your feedback. 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. As automatic translations use statistical machine learning to translate from one language to another it works best when translating full sentences. It can make errors, especially when the phrase lacks context.

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

                                            Best regards,
                                            Gwenda
                                            Microsoft Translator Team

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