Translator for iOS

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  1. 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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  2. Have a good look at Google Translate.

    I won’t have it on my iPhone due to its intrusion into other apps and my private information but it is a very good model of how it should work.
    Also, it actually includes Irish and Latin so I keep it on a neutered Android phone that I use only for some internet access and never as a phone. There’s no financial information in it and I use only Duck Duck Go as a browser so there’s no Google bubble of commercial perception when I wish to look at the internet.
    Google Translate is programmed to bypass the iPhone controls…

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  3. Language skips

    I'm trying to translate from French to English & the app keep skipping language & do English to English.

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  4. Better translation

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

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  5. 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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  6. Frequent issues in China

    I frequently have issues translating photos while in China. It will state the service is unavailable. Sometimes, using a VPN or restarting the app will fix it. But it is very challenging!

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  7. 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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  9. Enable an Option to Clear History upon exit

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

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  10. Is the app available for the iPhone X?

    And if not when will it be?

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  11. 我的iPhone6SplusSafari不能使用网页翻译功能

    打开英文网页后再点击translator,一直没有反应。我换了几部iPhone都可以,只有我这个6Splus不可以

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  12. 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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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 拍照翻译建议用回更新前的版本或者修改

    以前拍照翻译特别强大,基本都可以翻译出来,出行也很方便。不管是标示牌还是菜单都可以基本翻译出来,更新之后基本上属于鸡肋功能。菜单就不用说了,连网上的截图也没办法翻译,希望尽快重视并修改。

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  16. watch app stopped reading pinned translation

    The watch app stopped reading the translation after a few plays. Removing the app from my brand new series 4 watch and reinstalling it seems to get it working again but only temporarily.

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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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  19. Screenshot auto suggest

    Hi. Please add the function to auto suggest the latest screenshot. Meaning, if you take a screenshot and then switching to translator, the latest screenshot is popping up in right corner as suggestion to be translated.

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  20. Not an idea but correction

    The English word DISABUSE is incorrectly translated in Norwegian to «MISBRUK» which means abuse. The correct Norwegian word would be «FRIGJØRE» or «LØSLATE»

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