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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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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        0 comments  ·  Android Ideas  ·  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 

        Kindly,

        Gwenda
        Microsoft Translator Team

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for using Microsoft Translator.

          Arabic and English are both available languages in Microsoft Translator. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

          Best regards,
          Gwenda
          Microsoft Translator Team

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

            Hello and thanks for your posts on this forum.

            Please know that Pinyin is still there. Once you have translated into Chinese you can swipe left and you will find Pinyin.

            Best regards,
            Gwenda
            Microsoft Translator Team

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

              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

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

                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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                  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi,

                  Filipino is one of the 60+ languages offered by Microsoft Translator. Please find the list of available languages and language features here: microsoft.com/en-us/translator/languages.aspx

                  Regards,
                  Gwenda
                  Microsoft Translator Team

                • why all the sudden have you censored my vulgar words? I shall be able to talk **** in another language

                  I want to be able to use vulgar words. Especially to speak in **** manner

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

                    Hi,

                    Thanks for your message. The latest version of the app now offers the option to turn the profanity filter on/off. If you do not have version 3.1.224 installed on your device please go to the online app store, search for Microsoft Translator and select “update”.

                    Best regards,
                    Gwenda
                    Microsoft Translator Team

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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi, 

                      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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                        Hi, 

                        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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                            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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                              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

                            • we request you to include Bangle language.It is an excellent app.Including Bangla will make it so excellent.

                              There are a large amount of people who speak in Bangla all over the world.So I request to MS authority to include Bangla to make it more effective.Thanks.

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                                1 comment  ·  Android Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi,

                                We have added Bangla as one of our supported languages!

                                With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).

                                Please find more info on our blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2017/03/28/microsoft-announces-bangla-the-latest-language-supported-by-microsoft-translator/

                                Best regards,
                                Gwenda
                                Microsoft Translator Team

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                                  Hello and thanks for your message.

                                  Offline languages allow you to translate text without internet connectivity. Voice translation is not supported offline.

                                  Best regards,
                                  Gwenda
                                  Microsoft Translator Team

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

                                    Hello and thanks for your message.

                                    Microsoft has chosen to turn the profanity filter on and there is no option to turn the profanity filter off.

                                    You are free to write your own app using Microsoft Speech API – as described in the translator dev website. This will allow you to turn the profanity filter off.

                                    Best regards,
                                    Gwenda
                                    Microsoft Translator Team

                                  • Fix the bug on the installed languages. And also improve the Ukrainian recognition. e.g: Ukrainian lang.pack installed but isn't available

                                    The offline language pack is downloaded, but within the picture I want to translate from, the app does not allow me to choose Ukrainian as language to be translated from but only to be translated in - which is not correct if my text from the pic is already in Ukrainian. Also, the words recognition need some high improvements. I could send you a screen shot if it helps.

                                    Keep up the great work!

                                    Best

                                    Sînziana

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

                                      Ukrainian is available for offline use. Please take the following steps to download the language:

                                      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,
                                      Gwenda
                                      Microsoft Translator Team

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                                        Thank you for using Microsoft Translator.

                                        When you are offline and would like to translate please do the following.

                                        o Tap Microsoft Translator
                                        o Tap keyboard
                                        o Tap the from-language. This is the language on the left side of the arrow.
                                        o Tap the languages you would like to translate while offline.
                                        o Tap the checkmark icon
                                        o Tap to enter text
                                        o Type the text you would like to translate

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi,

                                          We have added Bangla as one of our supported languages!

                                          With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).

                                          Please find more info on our blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2017/03/28/microsoft-announces-bangla-the-latest-language-supported-by-microsoft-translator/

                                          Best regards,
                                          Gwenda
                                          Microsoft Translator Team

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi,

                                            We have added Bangla as one of our supported languages!

                                            With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).

                                            Please find more info on our blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2017/03/28/microsoft-announces-bangla-the-latest-language-supported-by-microsoft-translator/

                                            Best regards,
                                            Gwenda
                                            Microsoft Translator Team

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