Translator for Edge

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  1. how can i recover it?

    after translate ,i want to recover it,because i want to learn english. so that i can recognize the word the next time i meet
    it

    3 votes
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  2. Suggestion

    Can make a window style? Instead of replacing the text with the language which want to translator, so that I can compare the two languages.

    3 votes
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  3. show original text when click on translated text, like using on iPad

    when surfing Internet by using Microsoft translator on iPad, I find it's so convenient that I can click on the translated text to see the original text. however, I can‘t do that on Edge, what a pity!

    2 votes
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  4. would it be better,

    Translate the word under the mouse pointer.

    2 votes
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  5. Need pop translate... like another translator

    I need such kind of translator that have lots of option like pop-up, select, direct translate

    3 votes
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  6. Deliver an undo functionality

    For me it's very important to look up for a few or specific words. Using the app the original word is exchanged by the translation but I can't undo it. That means there is no possibility to take a view on the original text. It's a wild mix of the two languages selected for translation

    5 votes
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  7. translate parts of the screen

    Add a function that allows the user to highlight a part of the screen (while the app is in the background), and then have it translated in the app. It would essentially be the equivalent of the camera-based translation feature except that it would translate a 'picture' of what is on the screen.

    5 votes
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  8. Fix how it decides what the page original language is

    Currently it appears to decide the original page language using either meta-tags or by reading some of the top text on the page. This doesn't work well on forums where the page heading is English but the posts are in Spanish (or another language). It decides the page is in English and won't let you override it and tell it to translate from the other language to English. It should either scan the entire page looking for non-default language text or at least let us tell it the original language.

    4 votes
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  9. original text

    add ability to get back the original text after translation

    10 votes
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  10. double click on word will translate

    double click on word will translate

    6 votes
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  11. Offer the option to change the from-language

    Please add the option to change the "from" language.

    Thx.

    3 votes
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    under review  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thank you for posting on the forum.

    The Edge Translator Add-in uses auto-detect as the from language. You can only select the to-language. If a page has several languages then please select the text you’d like to translate and use right-click to translate the text.

    If you still think it should be seen as a different language please copy the text and paste it in https://www.bing.com/translator/.

    Kind regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  12. Side by Side windows with original and translated text

    Provide a way to view original and translated texte si de by side

    30 votes
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  13. Partially translated text back to the original language

    Partially translated text back to the original language

    6 votes
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  14. add ability to get back the original text after translation

    add ability to get back the original text after translation

    5 votes
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  15. Undo the translated word

    after click a word to translate to other language, click the selected word to undo to original word. Click it again back to the translated word. so that can learn the new word.

    17 votes
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  16. add ability to get back the original text after translation

    add ability to get back the original text after translation

    3 votes
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  17. original language

    Shortcut key to back original language

    3 votes
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  18. Translate with double click on text and in new little windows

    Translate with double click on text and show translated word or phrase in a new little window

    7 votes
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. It should be a built-in translator in microsoft Edge and translate on demand.

    It should be a built-in translator in microsoft Edge and translate on demand.

    43 votes
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