Windows 10: New Version Of Translator Available

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       13 Apr 2016 #1

    New Version Of Translator Available

    New Version of Translator Available to download and update from Windows Store
    For anyone who uses it or is interested
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  2.    14 Apr 2016 #2

    Thanks.. a quick trial suggests it's pretty good.. note the Spanish misses the plural though.
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    Offline packs available (said to be not as accurate as online)
    The voices (other than US for English even with English UK dialect chosen!) - are convincing.

    And I like the pinyin with the Chinese translation whose rendering of the tenses is so fundamentally different, whereas they are so much more recognisable in those European languages.
    Unfortunately it doesn't offer pinyin-> English

    However, copy and paste isn't available- I had to use Abbyy's screenshot reader, which won't cope with the Chinese (probably would if I configured it).
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  3.    16 Apr 2016 #3

    This is a tad disconcerting:
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    = I ate a bowl.

    Perhaps it was anticipating (e.g.)
    'I ate a bowl of noodles' ?
    Or maybe it's trying to explain the disappearance of the bowl?
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       14 Jun 2016 #4

    New update ready in store to download and install
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  5.    15 Jun 2016 #5

    Hi there

    Not very good for Icelandic -- though I'm sure demand for that is probably just higher than that for a Chocolate Teapot in a transport restaurant.

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  6.    15 Jun 2016 #6

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    New update ready in store to download and install
    Thanks, didn't even know about this app. Not much of a languages man, I can barely muster my native tongue but it sounds a cool app to have so just downloaded it. Maybe it'll help with my children's homework when they start learning languages!
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  7.    15 Jun 2016 #7

    Accuracy is much better where languages have more closely related roots. E.g. English/Spanish.

    But English / Chinese is, well, rather unpredictable e.g.

    One way to check (sort of) is to
    a. Translate sentence x from English to target.
    b. Translate the result back to English.
    c. Compare that to the original x.
    If you've got 'manglish' not English, you probably can't trust the translated version.

    *** Just discovered a feature! (You probably knew anyway...)
    - you can click the camera icon and then just hold a document up to the camera, and it will translate the document.
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