Translator for Windows 10

The Microsoft Translator app for Windows desktop is retired and is no longer available for download from the Microsoft Store. Please read the Translator blog to discover all your options for translating on your Windows device.

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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!

    36 votes

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  2. 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.

    26 votes

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  3. 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

    12 votes

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  4. please help to install!

    Just I bought new smartphone Windows 10 Microsoft 950. I can not install Translator!! I had one since 2 years on the old Mobile this same 950. Please send mir link to be able to install Translator again really that is the best of all!!!

    10 votes

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  5. voice is too fast

    on ipad the voice can slow down, is this not possible in windows 10?

    9 votes

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  6. Maori Language Pack

    As Maori is an official language of New Zealand and is making a strong revival it is about time Translator included it. Google has a Maori translator. This language is important to our culture and encourage the uptake of will mean the language will stay alive

    8 votes

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  7. Give it the ability to monitor your clipboard

    The App would be way cooler if it could monitor the clipboard.

    Then I wouldn't have to copy and paste every time I want a line of text translated. Just copy.

    Even better, when I play foreign video games, it is sometimes possible to have the game automatically send text to the clipboard.

    So, if the translator could monitor the clipboard, the whole process would be entirely automatic.

    It has an offline mode, right? So I'm not going to overburden somebody's server with requests.

    3 votes

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  8. Why the application for Windows 10 does not have the same as the Android APK, the ability to hear more slowly translated phrases. Thank you

    Why the application for Windows 10 does not have the same as the Android APK, the ability to hear more slowly translated phrases

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  9. Could you add Mongolian language to the language packs?

    Could you add Mongolian language to the language packs?

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  10. Phonetic Translation!

    I think this concept will beat-out Google and others... Have a checkbox to display a third text frame that will show a phonetic version for the target language. The goal being to help the user (learn how to) say the phrase. It would be best if it showed along with the normal text so the user can correlate the two. There are also potentially two kinds of "phonetic". The primary (initial effort) would be the standards used in dictionaries. The other "seriously cool" version is to use syllables from words in the user's own language. This second approach is "out…

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  11. read aloud

    In the translator app can the translations have the read aloud feature in the conversation mode?

    3 votes

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  12. Show me the pin yin for Chinese I paste

    In Microsoft Translator, when I translate from English to Chinese it will show me the Chinese translation and also show me the pin yin pronunciation below. This is fantastic!

    Now I want to see the pin yin when I translate from Chinese to English.

    3 votes

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  13. 2 votes

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  14. Additional Language

    Is it possible to add Tigrigna (Tigrinya) to the MS Translator app

    2 votes

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  15. Scrolling

    When scrolling through typed words on the input column, the translation page should scroll accordingly.

    2 votes

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  16. Add "Did you mean?"

    I often use a translator when I write in a language new to me. I write it in, say, Spanish, and want to know if I wrote it properly.

    In google translator, they offer "Did you mean..." which in effect corrects my errors. Helps me a lot.

    Please add this feature.

    I much prefer to use Microsoft, but Google translate has this feature. So, Google translator is my go-to translator now.

    2 votes

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  17. Add option to see the translated text in your window

    It would be nice if you could see the translated text along with the original text. Similar to the show original text feature.

    This would allow you to see if there might be mistakes in the translation that is sent.

    2 votes

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  18. Implement a switch to turn Translator into offline mode!

    Please implement a switch to forcefully turn on the offline mode!
    I'm using a firewall to keep my PC mostly isolated from the internet, but i can't use the translator as i get a translation error every time i try to translate a word. I've downloaded the offline language but it doesn't work after all. I think it'ld be fixed with a switch to forcefully go into offline mode.

    2 votes

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  19. I know Microsoft Translator for Windows 10 is for personal use, but If there is a function to set "Category ID" on this app to call custom m

    I know Microsoft Translator for Windows 10 is for personal use, but If there is a function to set "Category ID" on this app to call custom model that deployed on Cognitive Services Custom Translator Portal, that would be great. Is there any chance to get the function in near future?

    2 votes

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  20. please add the Telugu language in Microsoft translator application

    please add the Telugu language in Microsoft translator application

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