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  1. 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

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

          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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            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

          • when translating Chinese include the pinyin as well as the Chinese. Pinyin or bopomofo is required to understand how to pronounce the words

            Chinese characters or words contain no phonetic content. Chinese characters can even cross over into completely different languages such as Japanese. Pinyin and for Taiwanese bopomofo characters are used to describe the pronunciation of the words including the tones used. Not providing this information makes it very difficult to understand the translation for a non native Chinese speaker (should they want to understand and speak the provided translation). There are many sounds in Chinese which can be difficult to differentiate especially given that tone also needs to be considered. Please include pinyin along with the Chinese characters.

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              3 comments  ·  Android Problems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              completed  ·  JannJann responded

              Thanks for your feedback! Pinyin is available by swiping left on the translation into Chinese Simplified.

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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

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

                    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.

                    Best regards,

                    Gwenda
                    Microsoft Translator Team

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                      0 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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                        4 comments  ·  Android Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        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…

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

                              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…

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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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                                      Please know that Norwegian 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.

                                      Best regards,

                                      Gwenda
                                      Microsoft Translator Team

                                    • add japanese and indonesian offline languages package...

                                      add japanese and indonesian offline packages

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                                        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.

                                        Voice translations are not available for offline use in any of our supported languages.

                                        Best regards,

                                        Gwenda
                                        Microsoft Translator Team

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                                          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,

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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.

                                            Best regards,

                                            Gwenda
                                            Microsoft Translator Team

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