Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator) Official Team Blog

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  • Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator) Official Team Blog

    Twenty is a nice round number – say ยินดีต้อนรับ (welcome) to our newest release!

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    In my last update I had asked about what languages you wanted Microsoft Translator service to support. Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are pleased to announce that last week we added Czech (CSY), Danish (DAN), Greek (ELL), Swedish (SVE) and Thai (THA), taking our language count to a nice round 20. image

    Here is the complete list as of today: image

    • ARA – Arabic
    • CHS - Chinese Simplified
    • CHT - Chinese Traditional
    • NLD - Dutch
    • ENU - English
    • FRA - French
    • DEU - German
    • HEB - Hebrew
    • ITA - Italian
    • JPN - Japanese
    • KOR - Korean
    • PLK - Polish
    • PTB - Portuguese
    • RUS - Russian
    • ESN - Spanish
    • CSY - Czech
    • DAN - Danish
    • ELL - Greek
    • SVE - Swedish
    • THA - Thai

    You will be able to translate between these languages in all Microsoft Translator powered services including Bing Translator, Internet Explorer Accelerator, Office, Widget as well as in our APIs. Feel free to send in your feedback on the new languages via the forum. We do keenly follow your recommendations and requests as we prioritize new languages – so please do keep them coming in the comments section!

    -Vikram Dendi

    Microsoft Translator

  • Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator) Official Team Blog

    Hebrew support is here. What do you want to see next?

    • 48 Comments

    שלום לעולם!

    I am pleased to announce that we just added Hebrew to the list of languages that we support. You can immediately use it in Bing Translator, in IE8, with the widget, with the messenger bot, inside Office and of course with the API.

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    I would like to congratulate our language quality and coverage team on the progress they have been making with new languages. Over the next few months you will see more languages added to the mix, and also continue to see quality improvements for existing languages. Feel free to leave a comment on this thread about any languages you would particularly like to see.

    We have also had many of you contacting us about helping find data sources that can be useful to train the machine translation system on – we appreciate your help! Our email address is mtcont@microsoft.com. Do stay in touch!

    -Vikram

  • Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator) Official Team Blog

    Microsoft Translator Instant Answers Now On Bing

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    Use Bing to instantly translate queries from one language to another with our translation Instant Answer!  Starting today, when you are looking for a translation of a word or phrase, go to Bing.com and kick off an instant translation, powered by Microsoft Translator.  Instant translation is another way that Bing helps you complete tasks faster by presenting better organized and more relevant content.

    What to expect?

    Example query: translate I love you

    Bing returns:

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    Example query: translate I love you to Japanese

    Bing returns:

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    Example query: how do you say apple juice in Spanish

    Bing returns:

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    Enjoy!!

    Cheers,

    Lane Rau

    Microsoft Translator

  • Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator) Official Team Blog

    Any-to-Any Translations and Language Autodetect now available for Microsoft Translator

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    Today our team released some exciting updates for Microsoft Translator! It is now possible to translate from any of our languages to any other language. Spanish to Chinese? Arabic to German? Check :)

    We have also added a Language Autodetect feature to our webpage translator. So if you’re on a page that’s in a language you don’t recognize, our translation engine will autodetect the language on the source page, and automatically start translating into the language of your choice.

    We’ve also cleaned up our landing page to try and make it a bit easier to use. Let us know what you think!

    In addition, some of you noticed that there was a bug for some PC configurations with IE8. There was a bug where the IE8 Accelerator did not remember the user’s selected language. With this release, the bug has been fixed. Thanks to those of you who caught the bug and let us know!! An added bonus: you can also translate from any language to any other language in the preview pane!

    Translation Accelerator

  • Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator) Official Team Blog

    Download the Microsoft Translator installer for Microsoft Office

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    Now you can translate your Microsoft Office documents with Microsoft Translator – right within Office! You can translate words, phrases, or even your entire document, through the Research task pane. We blogged about setting this up manually for Office 2007 or Office 2003 previously - now it's really easy!

     

    This works for both Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007. The current default in Microsoft Office is WorldLingo – this installer will update your task pane to use Microsoft Translator as the default translator for the languages we provide.

     

    Download the installer now and let us know what you think over in the Forum!
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