Windows 10: Introducing Translator for Windows 10

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Nov 2015 #1

    Introducing Translator for Windows 10

    We are pleased to announce the availability of our new Translator app for Window 10.

    In addition to the features you were familiar with in the previous versions of the app for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 such as text, voice and picture translation, Chinese translations to Pinyin, text-to-speech for translations, as well as support for offline translations with free downloadable language packs, this new app also adds:

    • A truly responsive and refreshed user-experience that allows you to use it seamlessly across your Windows 10 PC experiences:
      • Full screen on your favorite Windows 10 tablet
      • Snapped to work alongside an app or website you need translation for on your tablet or laptop
      • In a resizable floating window as a companion desktop app for your everyday productivity uses

    • The power of the new Windows 10 platform: This app has been rewritten to be a true universal app. The same app with a consistent look and feel will work across all of your Windows 10 devices, from PC to Phone to other Windows 10 powered devices
    • Pinning your favorite translations for easy access and the ability to look them up by translation type: text, voice, and camera
    • Search history and favorite translations in the handy integrated search bar
    • Easy access to the last 3 languages you translated from and to
    • Selection of the language dialect for the text-to-speech features is available for Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish so you can always be sure you have the right accent while translating during your travels
    • New languages supported for camera translations: Romanian, Serbian Cyrillic, and Slovak
    • Support for the newly launched Kiswahili language, including an offline downloadable language pack for all the times you don't have access to Internet

    In addition, today we're also announcing the availability of Kiswahili for online text translation in our Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps.

    Try it today and download Translator for Windows 10!

    Questions? Issues? Ideas? We're waiting for your feedback!

    Apps powered by Microsoft Translator:

    Source: Introducing Translator for Windows 10 - Microsoft Translator Team Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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  2. Almighty1's Avatar
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       13 Nov 2015 #1

    Hopefully it's better than Google Translate...
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  3.    14 Nov 2015 #2

    No offline version ?
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  4. Night Hawk's Avatar
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       14 Nov 2015 #3

    I have been using the Bing translator for several years now and never had an issue. This would save on a bookmark however! :)
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  5.    16 Nov 2015 #4

    Have been using Google translation, now i can try this one.
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    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       16 Nov 2015 #5

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    Hopefully it's better than Google Translate...
    In my exprience Bing translate is better than google translate. Maybe it depends on language.

    Akane said: View Post
    No offline version ?

    at least in description it says:
    - Offline translation - Download a translation pack so you can translate even when you’re offline — handy when you’re traveling and you want to avoid expensive data roaming charges.
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  7. Night Hawk's Avatar
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       16 Nov 2015 #6

    Once you click the open button while the MS store window is open translator starts right up in an instant. Right at the top of the left menu bar is a familiar "=" equal sign only with a third line added for the options or settings for most things while this you hit for the Offline translation. You won't miss the arrow that points right at it once opened!

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    On the screen there this is where you then download individual language packs rather selecting them through the Windows updates where 34 Optional language are always seen! The Bing translator there is generally easy and reliable with a copy and paste when set for the Auto detect option. The results are seen in a flash while Google litis and Google bots are common place in that direction!

    The notation when selecting a language before you even start is that the Offline translation usn't anywhere as accurate as being online while mostly convenient for Smart phone use when not wanting to rack up the minutes when traveling. That really is how this is geared anyways for Mobile while still an option for the desktop or laptop, tablet included.

    I think for those responding to emails and chatting online you would see put to use more when on PC then simply looking up the translation by way of any web page. Also many may not even be aware of Bing, Google, or any other online translator where this would then be a tool.

    Another thing to know with just a quick look is that you can pin this to the Start as well as the taskbar to have it right in plain view!

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    Last edited by Night Hawk; 16 Nov 2015 at 09:10. Reason: additional screen added
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