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  1. Is the app available for the iPhone X?

    And if not when will it be?

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      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  iOS Ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Floating translation tool (assistive touch tool)

      Hi R&D team, my request is to find a floating tool that translate live phone screen ( like screenshot translation). Thats will be easy for everyone. Hope this idea will give you phenomenal response from users around the globe

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      • When trying to change the text you’re translating from, the cursor jumps to the end of the phrase

        When trying to change the text you’re translating from, the cursor jumps to the end of the phrase every single character you try to enter in new.

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        • 日文翻译

          在日文翻译的过程中,试着拍摄了日文图书来进行图像识别翻译,但效果很不好,日语图书很多都是竖排文字,希望能针对这个进行优化调整

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          • 为什我我点了麦克风之后会很卡?

            显示声音大小的那个线的动作也是一顿一顿的,而且有时候一句话录的不完整,少的那部分回跑到下一句话的前面……

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                  • cool

                    我是黄松?

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                    • Richmnod

                      Sería bueno todos misdatos

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                      • Persistent conversation mode

                        Make conversation a bit more like whatsapp with translation, stay in background with notifications. Useful when spanish friends stay for a few days! Also if only two languages being used when sending the message would like the translation to help my spanish!

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                        • Eric is not Li jiaxiang,but Li jiaxiang is.

                          is that a JOKE to translate Eric to Li Jiaxiang by default in Chinese. WTF,could you please be more professional,translator is not social media which does not have bottom line.

                          Thanks.

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                          • alternative translations

                            When you press on a word, preferably with an option to improve translation that is later on reviewed...

                            قهرتني هاي الكيكه شلون تصرخ اووووي 🤕☹

                            #تاك لصاحبك اللي تتمناله هيج هديه

                            She defeated me this cake how do you scream Oh 🤕☹#تاك to your friend who is mocking me a gift

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                            The supposed translation should be as follows:

                            This cake has annoyed me by its strong loud screaming. Tag your friend to whom you wish a gift like this.

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                                • Improve the paste function in the app

                                  При вводе текста с клавиатуры, поменяйте местами всплывающие кнопки «скопировать, выделить...», поставьте на первое место кнопку «вставить», потом «выделить все», а потом «скопировать». Приложение чаще используется для перевода скопированного текста из других мест, а не ручного ввода текста.
                                  Исправте саму функцию вставки текста, 4 из 5 раз, текст просто не вставляется!!! Скопируешь текст из email, найдёшь кнопку вставить и ни чего не происходит.

                                  Copying text from other locations doesn't work well.

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                                  • Conversation translation

                                    I have a oppo phone my wife has apple 8+ when we do a joins conversation I amo my oppo phone just talk and it translated and sent to my wife but she has to type in her response not talk and be translated and sent it would be good to have this as I can respond very quickly

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                                    • Apple Watch - Force touch to change language is not working

                                      Thank you for contacting us about this issue. Our team is working on several fixes for the issues reported below:

                                      • "to-language" on your phone: You can change the "to" language on your device through the app, and it will translate on your watch.
                                      • "to-language" on your watch: After you change the "to" language on your phone, it will still read "to-Spanish". For example: if you choose English as your "from" and Italian as your "to" language, it will translate to Italian, but the watch will still read "Spanish".

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                                        started  ·  36 comments  ·  iOS Problems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Direct action to translate last taken screenshot

                                        Exactly that.

                                        Just on the launch page of the app.
                                        Offer a button to automatically translate (should use the same translation language as the safari translation or latest used)

                                        An additional scenarios would be to be able to do a share of a picture from album view into translate app (which will then do the same as above, but with that picture instead of the last taken one)

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                                        • Offer the possibility to save the conversation when using the conversation feature in Speech Translations

                                          I love the use of Dual Microphones! The only downside is that I cannot see in history the translations from Dual Microphone use! Would you please please add it in!!!

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