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  1. add Tamil language

    Tamil language

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    • HELP! i use it in keyboard mode and it has stopped working. even Hello it says Hmmm I cant translate that. what is the problem! please fix!

      stopped understanding even the most basic in keyboard mode. microphone based translation works though. looks like a bug. uninstalling and reinstalling did not work.

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        6 comments  ·  Android Problems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your posts, comments and votes on the Translator forum.

        To be able to download language packs for offline use you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection and ensure that your device is not in battery saving mode.

        Also you’ll need to download the from-language and the to-language you would like to use when you’re offline.

        The steps on how to download a language for offline use can be found in the FAQ. Just tap the 3 dots at the top right of the main screen and you’ll find the FAQ.

        Please let us know if this works and if not we’ll be happy to investigate further.

        Best regards,
        Gwenda
        Microsoft Translator Team

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

          If you tap-and-hold on the translated text, the text will automatically be copied.

          Best regards, Microsoft Translator Team

        • Persian offline

          Persian offline translate
          ‎A very interesting service and applied well, thanking Microsoft, please call part of English for English speakers, dear.‎
          سرویس بسیار جالب و کاربردی هست ، ضمن تشکر از مایکروسافت ، لطفاً قسمت مکالمه فارسی را هم برای فارسی زبانان عزیز راه اندازی کنید.

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            2 comments  ·  Android Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator forum

            Before you download a language for offline use in Microsoft Translator please ensure that you are using Wi-Fi connection. To download a language, follow the steps below.

            o Tap Microsoft Translator
            o Tap the three dots at the top right of your screen
            o Tap Offline Languages
            o Tap the language you would like to download for offline use
            o Ensure that you have a checkmark next to Download using Wi-Fi only and tap OK

            The language has been downloaded when you see that the language has moved to the top of the list and has a checkmark next to it.

            Best regards, Microsoft Translator Team

          • 很简单的对话识别错误,例如,我明天要去看电影,在主界面点击麦克风跳转的那个页面,就无法翻译成英语。而且多次不识别!!!,还有,点击翻译,还是持续按住翻译,没有提示?

            Very simple dialogue recognition error, for example, I want to go to the movies tomorrow, in the main interface, click on the page that the microphone jumps, you can not translate into English. And many times do not recognize! ! ! And, click Translate, or continue to hold the translation, there is no prompt?

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              0 comments  ·  Android Problems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you for your post on the Microsoft Translator Forum.
              Voice questions are hard to answer via email.
              There are 3 things to know that can help the voice translations:
              - Speak clearly, hopefully without background noise.
              - Translator recognizes native tongue better.
              - Make sure the right language is picked as the “From” language.

              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 translation uses 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.

              Also, voice only works when you are online and for the following languages: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/languages.aspx

              Sincerely,
              Gwenda
              Microsoft Translator Team

            • 翻译水平先不说 最郁闷的是下了离线包 结果没网络根本翻译不了!

              tr: ‎ Translation level first do not say the most depressing is the offline package results no network can not translate!‎

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                Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator Forum and I’m sorry to read this is happening.

                First, can you see that the language has been downloaded for offline use? You can check this by tapping the settings icon at the bottom right of your screen and then by tapping “Offline languages”. If the language you wanted to download is at the top of the list with a checkmark next to it, it means that the language is downloaded.

                Secondly, please know that you’ll need to download both the from-language and the to-language packs for offline use. Offline language packs work in Text and Camera Translations. They will not work in Voice or Conversation mode.

                If both your languages are downloaded and you still cannot translate in a similar situation, change your setting to airplane mode so that the app ‘knows’ you are offline.

                Please let us know if the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi,

                  Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator Forum. Camera translations work best when the camera is perfectly level and when there is enough contrast.

                  Also please check if the from-language is available as a Camera Translations Language here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/languages.aspx

                  Please let us know if this helps and if you have any further questions.

                  Best regards,
                  Gwenda
                  Microsoft Translator Team

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator forum

                    To retrieve the previously done translations please do the following:
                    - Go to the main screen of Translator
                    - Tap the clock icon at the bottom left of your screen

                    When you pin a translation you can keep it for later use. So imagine you ask the same question such as “Where can I find a bus to go to …” regularly then it saves you time to pin the translation.

                    To pin a translation please do the following:
                    - Tap the keyboard icon on the main screen of Translator
                    - Type the sentence you would like to translate
                    - Tap “Done” on your keyboard
                    - Tap the pin icon

                    To retrieve the pinned translations please do the following:
                    - Tap the keyboard icon on the main screen of Translator
                    - Tap the clock icon at the bottom left of your screen

                    Best regards,
                    Gwenda…

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for your comment on the Translator forum. We appreciate your feedback.

                      The translation system is constantly learning, making corrections, and improving its output.

                      Automatic translations use statistical machine learning to translate from one language to another, and it works best when translating full sentences. In some instances, it can create 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

                      Thanks again for your feedback to improve our translation service.

                      Gwenda, Microsoft Translator Team

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                        0 comments  ·  Android Problems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for using Microsoft Translator and for your post on the Translator Forum.

                        We aim to deliver you quality translations using the latest AI knowledge on apps and embedded in all the technology you use on a daily basis without any bugs.

                        Please let us know what is not working well and we’ll be happy to investigate. You can contact the Translator Team here: https://microsofttranslator.uservoice.com/ and tap or click on Contact the Translator Team.

                        Best regards,
                        Gwenda
                        Microsoft Translator

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                            Thank you for your post on the Translator forum. We appreciate your feedback.

                            The translation system is constantly learning, making corrections, and improving its output.

                            Automatic translations use statistical machine learning to translate from one language to another, and it works best when translating full sentences. In some instances, it can create 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

                            Thanks again for your feedback to improve our translation service.

                            Gwenda, Microsoft Translator Team

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                                0 comments  ·  Android Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi,

                                Thanks for your message on the Translator forum.

                                You can resolve this issue by going the settings of your device and by adding an input language. Not every Android device is the same so I have added the steps for my device:
                                - Go to Settings
                                - Swipe from right to left 3 times to reach the System tab.
                                - Tap Language and input
                                - Tap Samsung keyboard
                                - Tap + Add input languages
                                - Turn on the language(s) of your choice

                                Once you have done this you will notice that the Translator app offers multiple languages in the space bar. When you swipe on the space bar in text translations you can choose the language.

                                Best regards, Gwenda, Microsoft Translator Team

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                                • 中国大陆地区的主要方言

                                  能否增加主要方言的翻译

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                                    Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator forum.

                                    Can you please be specific as to which dialects you would like to see added?

                                    Sincerely, Gwenda, Microsoft Translator Team

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                                        0 comments  ·  Android Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for your post on the Microsoft Translator forum.

                                        The app itself does not have an option to shut the sound off. However in the audio settings for your device, you will probably have 3 or 4 different sliders for the volume and one of them should affect the shutter sound.

                                        Please vote on adding a feature that allows users to manage the shutter sound in the app here: https://microsofttranslator.uservoice.com/forums/295008/suggestions/32586535. This way we can inform you as soon as the feature becomes available.

                                        Best regards,
                                        Gwenda
                                        Microsoft Translator Team

                                      • Why there is no Korean language

                                        为什么没有韩国语言

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                                          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

                                        • History of searches

                                          Implement a history log that lists all translated words searched by the user.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Android Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for your message on the Microsoft Translator forum.

                                            You can find the history of your translations by tapping on the clock icon at the bottom left of your main screen.

                                            There is also the option to pin a translation so you can keep it for later use. Imagine you ask the same question such as “Where can I find a bus to go to …” regularly then it saves you time to pin the translation.

                                            To pin a translation please do the following:
                                            - Tap the keyboard icon on the main screen of Translator
                                            - Type the sentence you would like to translate
                                            - Tap “Done” on your keyboard
                                            - Tap the pin icon

                                            To retrieve the pinned translations please do the following:
                                            - Tap the keyboard icon on the main screen of Translator
                                            - Tap the clock icon at the bottom left of your screen

                                            Best regards,
                                            Gwenda
                                            Microsoft Translator Team

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