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  1. 1 vote
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  2. 3 votes
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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thank you for using Microsoft Translator.

    The app can detect Arabic text and Arabic Speech and translate it to one of the 60+ available languages in Translator. Please try it out and let us know what you think.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for your post on the Translator forum.

    I you have not given permission to use the camera when you first started using the app Camera translations will not work.

    Please delete the app from your device, reboot your device and download Microsoft Translator from the online app store.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  4. Text messaging integrated in Translator

    directly translate messages in texts.

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  5. Have a download status on the offline language download.

    It's hard to know if it is working or not. Put it up in the downloaded languages area to show the progress as you are obviously intending to download the language pack. And why are they so big? Google's are much more compact.

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    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.

    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

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  6. Photo offline translation doesn't work. (Translator 3.1.224, Android 6.0)

    When I'm trying to perform offline photo translation from non-English language (i.e. Spanish) to English the app automatically switches chosen language to English -> English (changes Spanish to English). It also happens to other offline packages I've downloaded (Polish, Japanese, Portuguese).

    How can I do offline photo translations from Spanish to English.

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for using Microsoft Translator.

    To use camera translations while offline you need to first download the languages. There is a separate article on how to do that at: https://microsofttranslator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1101838-how-to-download-languages-for-offline-use
    When you are offline and would like to translate using camera translations you have two options:
    Android:
    First option is to take a picture of a text to have translated:
    o Tap Microsoft Translator
    o Tap the camera icon
    o Tap the from-language. This is the language on the left side of the arrow.
    o Tap the language you would like to translate while offline. This is the language on the right side of the arrow
    o Aim the camera at the text you would like to translate
    o Tap the camera icon
    o The translated text will appear
    The second option is to translate a picture that you have saved in your pictures on your device:
    o Tap…

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    There are a few ways to work with WhatsApp when you use Translator.

    First there is copy and paste. If you want to send a message in a different language you can use the Translator app to translate. Tap and hold on the translated text and use the handles to select the entire text you want to send. When you are done it gives you the option to copy the text.
    Now go to WhatsApp and tap and hold to reveal the paste option and you can now send the translated message. It works the same the other way around.

    Translating spoken language is not possible with WhatsApp but it is possible using the Translator app. You can learn more about how that works in the following video: https://youtu.be/C5hrGKDdHkA.

    Regards,

    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  8. wie wird der Übersetzungsmodus zwischen zwei Sprachen gewechselt?

    Wie funktioniert der schnelle wechsel der Sprache? Im Dialog sollte effizient hin und her gewechselt werden können.

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your message on the forum. You can quickly switch the languages by tapping the double arrows between the from-language and the to-language.
    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  9. 24 votes
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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Please know that Persian is available for offline use. When you open the app and select a language, you will see an arrow pointing down to line.

    Just press on the icon and it will download.

    Once you have downloaded the language for offline use it goes to the devices memory and it is accessible when your are using the app AND you are not connected to the internet.

    Please make sure that there is a check mark next to the language in the select languages menu. This means that the language is downloaded and that you should be able to use it offline.

    NOTE: When translating while offline do not use (Detect) as your ‘from-language’ but choose one of the languages you have downloaded for off-line use.

    Also, voice translations are not available for offline use in any of our supported languages.

    Best regards,

  10. 25 votes
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    completed  ·  June responded

    Hello,

    I am happy to announce that we have released “Offline Languages" and Arabic is one of our 44 available languages. Update your Translator app and download languages either from the language selector or from the drop down menu in the top right corner to start making offline translations.

    Best,
    Microsoft Translator

  11. Copy and paste

    Button of copy and paste and share

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    completed  ·  Robert responded

    Hi, We added copy, paste, and share options. Please download the latest app! Thanks!

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    4 comments  ·  Android Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Both Urdu and Hindi are available for offline use.

    Please know that offline languages right now will only work if the app is in airplane mode or not connected to any internet data point.

    When you open the app and select a language, you will see an arrow pointing down to line.

    Just press on the icon and it will download.

    Once you have downloaded the language for offline use it goes to the devices memory and it is accessible when your are using the app AND you are not connected to the internet.

    Please make sure that there is a check mark next to the language in the select languages menu. This means that the language is downloaded and that you are able to use it offline.

    Note: When translating while offline do not use (Detect) as your ‘from-language’ but choose one of the languages you have downloaded…

  13. offline language

    Downloads der Offline Sprachen funktioniert nicht.

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    completed  ·  Christian responded

    HI there,

    We have recently released updated offline packs for both Android and iOS.

    Hope you find this helpful.

    Best regards,

    Christian
    Microsoft Translator

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hello and thanks for your message.

    When you open the app and select a language, you will see an arrow pointing down to line.

    Just press on the icon and it will download.

    Once you have downloaded the language for offline use it goes to the devices memory and it is accessible when your are using the app AND you are not connected to the internet.

    Please make sure that there is a check mark next to the language in the select languages menu. This means that the language is downloaded and that you should be able to use it offline.

    Note: When translating while offline do not use (Detect) as your ‘from-language’ but choose one of the languages you have downloaded for off-line use.

    Regarding your request for OCR. Please look at the following list to see which languages are currently available: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/languages.aspx

    Best regards,

    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator…

  16. 6 votes
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    completed  ·  June responded

    Hello,

    I am happy to announce that we released “Offline Languages” on 2/18/2016! Update your Translator app and download languages either from the language selector or from the drop down menu in the top right corner to start making offline translations.

    Best,
    Microsoft Translator

  17. 3 votes
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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    To change the voice settings on your phone please select the three dots at the top right of your screen. Then select “Settings”. Then select “Text to speech voice”. Here you can select the male or female voice for your translations.

    Best regards,

    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  18. Very Best

    Good Traslator

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  19. add Tamil language

    Tamil language

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your post on the Microsoft Translator forum. Tamil is already one of our supported text translation languages. You can translate between it and any of our other 60+ languages in all of our apps and products.

    You can always view an updated list of our supported languages and language features at https://translator.microsoft.com/help/articles/languages/

    Best regards, Gwenda, Microsoft Translator Team

  20. 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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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    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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