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Odia Language Text Translation Is Now Available in Microsoft Translator

  Today, we are happy to announce that we have added Odia text translation to Microsoft Translator. Odia is available now, or will be available soon, in the Microsoft Translator app, Office, Translator for Bing, and through the Azure Cognitive Services Translator for businesses and developers. Odia is spoken by 35 million people in India and across the world. It joins Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi,….

Presentation Translator will be retired soon

The Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint is no longer available for download, beginning July 31, 2020. You can use the native translation features of PowerPoint to translate your slides and to add live captioning and subtitling to your presentations. If you have already downloaded Presentation Translator, the add-in will continue to work, however technical support and updates to the service….

No More Button Pushing—Microsoft Translator for iOS Adds Auto Mode for One on One Conversations

Translating one on one conversations just got even easier with the newest update to speech mode in Microsoft Translator for iOS. With Auto mode, there’s no more need to push the microphone button when it’s your turn to talk—just select the languages, turn on the mic, and start the conversation. The app will listen for the two languages and translate….

Қазақ тілі, қош келдің! (Welcome, Kazakh!)

  Today we are happy to announce that in our ongoing mission to break down language barriers, we have added Kazakh to the Microsoft Translator family of languages. Known as Qazaqsha or Qazaq Tili, there are about 22 million Kazakh speakers in Kazakhstan, Western China, Western Mongolia, Southern Russia, and around the world. Kazakh is available now, or will be….

Portuguese: A Tale of Two Dialects

Que giro! Recently, we released European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese as separate language entries within Microsoft Translator. Although we have supported Portuguese for many years, the split between these dialects represents a recent change. Why did we do this? This is a good question. Although the two Portuguese dialects are very similar to one another and in many cases mutually….

Microsoft adds five languages of India to Microsoft Translator

Microsoft Translator adds Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada as new languages. मराठी भाषेचे स्वागत आहे ગુજરાતી ભાષાનું સ્વાગત છે ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਦਾ ਸਵਾਗਤ ਹੈ മലയാള ഭാഷയെ സ്വാഗതം ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಸ್ವಾಗತ Microsoft Translation team’s ongoing mission to break down language barriers continues with the addition of five languages of India: Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada. These five languages are….

Rochester Institute of Technology Uses Microsoft Translator to Break Communication Barriers on Campus

Imagine you’re on a college campus and have a job interview in 5 minutes. You’re a bit lost, so you stop to ask the next person you see for directions. You realize that the person you’ve asked is hard-of-hearing, and he opens his backpack for a pen and paper. By the time he’s explained in writing where your next class….

Back-to-School: How Translator Helps English Language Learners Overseas

Sara Mata, a Certified K-12 Reading Specialist, recently learned about Microsoft Translator and how this tool can help with reading comprehension for her remote English Language Learners (ELL) from China. While attending the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Chicago, Sara came across a demo of Microsoft Translator and realized immediately how this technology could impact her….

Assistive Technology podcast: Will Lewis talks about Microsoft Translator’s role in bridging communication gaps

Will Lewis, Principal Technical Program Manager with Microsoft Translator, spoke with the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project at Easter Seals Crossroads about why Translator is an important assistive technology tool, and how this tool can impact how we engage and communicate with one another.   You have someone who is visiting from China, they don’t speak English.  How do….

Onslow County Schools in North Carolina uses Microsoft Translator for student success and parent-teacher communication

Did you know that Microsoft Translator can be used in schools to help students who are English Language Learners pass their final exams and facilitate communication between parents and teachers? Read all about how the Microsoft Translator live feature breaks language barriers and provides translation capabilities for diverse populations. Microsoft for Education blog