Translator for iOS

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  1. Lets go works in landscape mode too! iPad etc...

    It is truly annoying not to allow landscape mode on IPad.

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    • Cantonese Offline Language

      One advantage this app has over other translator apps is support for cantonese Chinese. It would be good if we could offline download the language for use in Hong Kong instead of relying on constant data transfer.

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      • Support for split screen

        So this app is really awesome and for the iPhones is just perfect but for IPad is missing 2 features. I am talking as a guy who reads a lot in other languages than my native one so all the time I have 2 apps opened one of them being an translator. So the features that I am talking are landscape mode and split screen support for IPad.

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        • Keep the mic on

          It would be a lot more helpful if the app wouldn’t auto stop the microphone. After maybe 10 seconds it will stop listening and play what they have said so far. I guess it’ll detect a slight pause but it would be better if we determined when to stop the recording.

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          • 翻译功能加小冰

            识图翻译,如小冰贴切着我感觉好有安全感

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            • Vip

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                • The translation is not smart when the sentence split into two line in camera mode

                  The translation is not smart when the sentence split into two line in camera mode. The Mr.Translator has a”Join” function for this. I’ve tested it using English to Chinese.

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                  • Real-time Camera Trabslation

                    Just installed the app as I was using Google’s but its Japanese ttanslation can be unintentionally hilarious. Howere the great thing about it is that you don’t need to take photo to translate as it translates in realtime with its camera function. Something I still can’t see in this app or haven’t figured put yet,

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                      • Does not allow me join a conversation

                        The code can only be scanned

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                        • Option for formal and informal translations

                          i think there should be a way you can have the informal version of a phrase. it’s better when talking with younger people

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                          • Send photo to translator

                            I would like to be able to take a screenshot of another application in Chinese and forward this screenshot directly to Microsoft translator to translate into English. I frequently have to do this manually And my photo album is full of screenshots. Can you make it easier?

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                            • Remove text limitations

                              The number of character allowed in this app compared to google is far less. Pls remove the limitation

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                              • Enable an Option to Clear History upon exit

                                Like in Edge provide an option to clear history upon exit.

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                                • Is the app available for the iPhone X?

                                  And if not when will it be?

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                                  • Copy translations / start new translation

                                    Tap and hold to copy would be very helpful. Now you have to tap, hold, select all, copy.

                                    Also, being able to start a new translation without having to x it and start again would be much more convenient.

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                                    • Multilingual speaking. New system

                                      This is part of of our program

                                      We can get spoken English. And all languages in 1 year!
                                      From age three
                                      So multilingual by age 4 now possible Fact

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                                      • Quick action for translating text in clipboard

                                        Access as 3D press on app icon or as action directly on app startscreen (visible of clipboard contains text)

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                                        • Sync with OneDrive

                                          Please help backup all our pinned, history and preferred language with OneDrive. It would make life so much easier and the app more rewarding to use.

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