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  1. Add feature to translate a whole page on Edge for iOS

    Translator doesn't work in Edge on iOS while it works in Safari on the same device.
    It works in both when translating a text selection but not in Edge for a whole page.

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      5 comments  ·  iOS Problems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Hello I am faizan

        You prefer not giving Urdu language other languages, but Urdu 600 to 700 million people have a spoken language.

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        • hello I am faizan

          Hi, you should get more improvements in Microsoft Urdu

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          • Apple watch

            Latest version 3.2.6 that's supposed to have "significantly improved support for Apple Watch" doesn't even show up as an app that can be installed on the watch! (I'm on watch OS 5.1)

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              0 comments  ·  iOS Problems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              • Usage of Screenshot out from Clipboard

                Dear Translator Team,

                I am wondering if you could add a feature which is very common in some other app which are using a picture transfer mode. I mean especially if I want to translate something out of my phone from some foreign languages I usually make an Screenshot first and then jump into the translator app. In that Moment when I Click in the Camera Symbol of the translator app the picture from the Screenshot should be recognized and shown a an quick select pic. Without going into the camera roll and click through the picture folder and select…

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                • Language detection

                  Instead of selecting the language, automatically detect it when connected to the internet or with downloaded languages

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                  • Problem using forum with voiceover

                    When the results of a search in the feedback forum are displayed, if the text is long you can only see part of the text with an ellipsis at the end, followed by a ‘more’ button.
                    When using voiceover, double tapping on the ‘more’ button does nothing, i.e. does not display all the text of the post.

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                    • 1 vote
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                        • One-Click Translate Last Photo

                          I like your translator, but I have so far refused to “love” it.

                          It’s too clumsy to translate an image... On iOS, I need to:
                          - open translator
                          - click the camera button
                          - click on the photo library button
                          - click on moments
                          - click on the image

                          It’s a pain.

                          As far as the language is concerned, I live in China, so my default behaviour for photos should be translation of Simplified Chinese to English.

                          Can we PLEASE have one click from the main screen to translate the last photo using the default translation?

                          Otherwise, I love it.

                          7 votes
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                          • The Detect Function is Infuriating

                            When using the photo function, it‘ll detect the language, override the language I’ve chosen, and then produce untranslated words!!! It keeps detecting German menus as Polish, and then doesn’t translate any of the words BECAUSE ITS NOT POLISH- ITS GERMAN!!! Literally makes the app worthless to me

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                            • Cannot insert text

                              On iOS when going back to insert a word you can only add one letter before the cursor automatically jumps back to the end of the full text. Can this be fixed so that words can be inserted more easily

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                              • Языковые пакеты

                                Не скачивается ни один пакет для автономного пользования приложением.

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                                • Better translation

                                  Moroccan arabic is different so needs better translation and filipino can be improved

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                                  • Please provide the pronunciation for the original word as well, not only the translated word.

                                    Please provide the pronunciation for the original word as well, not only the translated word.

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                                    • 离线模式翻译句子速度很慢

                                      离线模式翻译句子速度的快慢与句子长度并不成正比,复制句子后即使删去大部分也还是翻译慢

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                                      • UI not intuitive

                                        The app is great, but the UI is not intuitive:

                                        eg I am not sure when it’s actually working on the translation since there is no progress/wait info. I need to wait a couple of seconds and suddenly the translation is there. As a result, I often click several times...

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Accept language choice

                                          When using the OCR photo translation it correctly recognizes the text (using OcR). However it tags the German text as French. When I manually change it, it immediately jumps back to French. As a result, nothing is translated.

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