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Welcoming Yahoo! Babel Fish users!

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We are pleased to welcome Yahoo! Babel Fish users to the Bing Translator family. We have been working closely with our friends at Yahoo! to make this an easy transition, and Bing Translator is a natural upgrade to the experience with Yahoo! Babel Fish. We support all the languages you used with Babel Fish, and provide a superset of all the features.


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You will notice a welcome banner indicating your transition to the Bing Translator site from a Yahoo site when you arrive at Bing Translator.  I am pleased to introduce to you some of the great features that our translation service offers starting with a brief introduction to the technology behind the service.

Our translation technology is built on over a decade of world-class work done at Microsoft Research, and is widely used by a variety of applications and websites. You may have already encountered our technology when you used the translation features within products like Microsoft Office, Bing, Windows Phone, Facebook and Kindle. We serve billions of translations every day across 38 different languages, and we continually add to the list of languages and features. We also have a fast growing developer community.

Text translator: You can translate text snippets between the supported languages on the home page. If you aren’t sure about the language of the source text, you can always leave it as “Auto-Detect” and we will detect it for you. You can also listen to the translation for a sub set of languages by clicking the speaker icon. You can search the web with translated text snippet, or email it. We welcome your feedback on the translation quality.


Webpage translator: Simply type a webpage URL into the text entry box on the home page to translate a webpage. You can use the bi-lingual viewer functionality and switch between various views, including the popular side-by-side view. As you navigate through the site, the webpage translator continues translating.


Website widget: We delivered the first no-code, in-place translation widget several years ago and have improved it further since then. The Microsoft Translator widget is a simple to use web control that can make your site available in multiple languages without any coding, while keeping your users on your site. The unique collaborative translation functionality allows you to customize the translations delivered to your site by partnering with trusted users and allow your community to provide suggestions and corrections, to ensure the translations are always best suited to your content and always up-to-date.


You may also find it interesting to explore the language labs, where you can test new prototypes and demos from the minds of our team’s researchers and engineers. Our blog is here, you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook and if you have any questions or need any technical support you can use the forums.

You can also directly reach out to us at if you have any other questions.

Once again, welcome! We are very pleased to have you.

Vikram Dendi, Director, Bing/Microsoft Translator (@vikman)

Updated (5/30): Fixed some links

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  • but it fail to translate a german site to english


    i could provide screenshots as evident if someone would ask.

  • Hi pierre,

    Thanks for the report.  We’ll look into it.

    In the meanwhile, if you’re interested in web page translation, you can use Translator app on Bing Bar (which you can download from  With Bing Bar, you can translate the site you mentioned without any problem.  Translator application on Bing Bar is useful for web page translation and is easy to use.  Takako (Microsoft Translator Team)

  • je vais utiliser ce traducteur pour ecrire correstondre en anglais avec ma famille

  • because bing translato work for me. .. Welcome to yahoo babelfish user.

  • este bing es excelente

  • I want to use translator Persian to English    

  • It's very good translator !

  • this is great :)

    thanks microsoft and yahoo!

  • Жаль, что я плохо знаю английский( Но этот сайт мне помогает делать уроки ( я в 7 классе ). Спасибо всем)))

  • love the fish! This is something new and not really an upgrade!

  • Its incredibly good :)

  • I have done a little testing on the same exact things I was looking at yesterday and today the translation came up incorrectly.  It was not the same one as yesterday.  I had always used babelfish because it had done the best job translating the most accurately.

  • brilliant...

  • I am retired in France and find the translation service so useful in the preparation and dealing with daily life, but mostly as a confidence boost to my learning of the language.

  • I like this

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