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  1. Return the "use camera to translate text instantly" feature

    In older versions of Microsoft Translator UWP, you can use camera to translate text instantly and overlay the text with translation in realtime. This is very convenient and helpful in many scenarios. In 5.2.0.0 this feature is gone. Please bring it back!

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    • To be able to listen to the source language

      I liked these new features, its icon, colors and others things, but one of the most important thinks is you could hear the other language.
      For example, I'm brasilian and when I write an English word, I would like to listen the pronunciation, but now I can't do this.
      Please, bring back, or show me how do this.

      11 votes
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      • Phrasebook

        There should be a way of alerting the developers that a translation is incorrect. Especially within the phrasebook! That incorrect sentences exist there is a big problem.

        For example in the German phrasebook, in the "shopping" section the translation for "Is it free?" should be "Ist das kostenlos?" but instead is "Ist hier frei?", which means "Is here available?" as though asking if a seat is taken.

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows 10 issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your feedback on the Microsoft Translator forum.

          Your feedback has two issues. Firstly, the language mistake that you noticed. We will fix this shortly and thank you for pointing this out to us.

          Secondly the desire to be able to send in translation errors. For now, this forum is the way to send translation errors to the Translator Team.

          Sincerely,

          Gwenda
          Microsoft Translator Team

        • Windows 10 Mobile update

          Release the Translator app update also for ARM devices like Windows 10 Mobile (although as operating system is on the way to decline).

          Thank you

          3 votes
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          • Correct translation errors

            Installed latest version of Translator for Windows 10. Norwegian -> English "Unable to translate" error message when trying to translate lots of words; other words is translated wrong: Norwegian word for "vise" is translated to "clock". lots of other words also translate wrong. Only words that is equal or almost equal in Norwegian and English is translated correct.
            Synonyms get only one of the possible translation (has been a problem for a long time). This is giving strange results when a whole sentence is typed.

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            • I cannot find out which language am I translating to English in "Detect" mode.

              I translate bunch of emails from different languages without having any idea what language is it. I use Detect Mode -> English. I get translated text but it never tells which language is it translating from. Earlier version had this option.

              2 votes
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              • Keyboard Shortcut to press translate button to avoid using mouse

                Please provide a keyboard shortcut to translate text.. so that I dont have to search for mouse every time I finishing typing.

                U can try 'Ctrl+Enter' or whatever u prefer. And surely u should highlight this shortcut on the app so that people would know about that.

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                • History or Recent on same page as translate

                  History or Recent should on the same page or tab as active translate page... so that I can edit what I typed recently ASAP!!

                  This was a very useful feature in old translator app.

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                  • Recent does not show any history

                    I am using Norwegian to English in App build 5.4.2.0

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                    • Translation is too fast. How do you slow down the reading.

                      This is translator I'm using:
                      https://www.bing.com/translator
                      INSTRUCTIONS BELOW DON'T WORK - NO TRIANGLE APPEARS

                      Tap Enter - Tap the Speaker icon and wait for the translation to be spoken - You’ll notice a play icon (a small triangle) appear in the speaker icon - Then tap the Speaker icon again and notice that the translation is spoken at a slower pace. You tap the speaker icon a third time to hear the translation at a much slower pace.

                      Best regards, Gwenda Microsoft Translator Team

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                      • Congratulations on the new update

                        I just wanted to congratulate the translator team. Great update and awesome new experience with the new version of translator

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                        • Provide umlauts Frühstück, ö, ä and β scharf s when translating from German to English. Otherwise I have to type in Word and copy

                          Provide umlauts eg Frühstück, ö, ä and β scharf s when translating from German to English. Otherwise I have to type in Word and copy

                          2 votes
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                          • No offline dictionaries are installed (app: v5.2.4.0)

                            No offline dictionaries are installed (app: v5.2.4.0)- for LENOVO Yoga 900-13ISK, Win10 16299.371

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                            • Aumentar o tamanho da caixa de texto

                              Seria interessante se desse pra expandir a caixa de texto. O tamanho fixo apresentado pelo programa mostra-se pouco funcional.

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                              • Can't copy text from input field in Translator 5.2.4

                                I can highlight and copy translated text, and there's even a button to copy the entire translation.

                                Why can't this be done for the ORIGINAL, untranslated text?

                                There are many scenarios where a user would want to retain the original text - I frequently use translator to ensure my intent will translate well from one language to another, and after fine-tuning the input text to achieve an acceptable translation, it would be convenient to be able to retain that original text instead of re-typing it!

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                                • Pinyin Notation

                                  Please add a button for selective Pinyin Notation feature.

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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Wrong interface language for Portuguese

                                      The Translator app in the Portuguese (Brazilian) version of Windows 10 is showing its interface text in Portuguese (Portugal). This leads to unknown terms, even in the “Translate” section (example: “ficheiro” only exists in PT-PT, being “arquivo” in PT-BR).

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                                      • Instability with Stereomix

                                        If I choose stereomix as the source (windows settings -> sound -> Apps), Translator sometimes crashes.

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                                        • Improve vocal detection (detection of natural language)

                                          Nearly all spoken sentences can't be detected and so not be translated.
                                          I watched several videos and live streamers in french, english and spanish, but the translator couldn't recognize any of what they said.

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