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Transcribe and translate your in-person meetings and conversations with the new Group Transcribe app

Available today through the Microsoft Garage, Group Transcribe provides real-time transcription and translation for in-person meetings and conversations. Powered by cutting edge AI speech and language technology, Group Transcribe allows each participant to use their own device, providing highly accurate speaker attribution so conversation participants can see who said what in their preferred language. To use the app, conversation participants….

Microsoft Translator releases nine new languages for International Mother Language Day 2021

Shaheed Minar monument, a symbol of International Mother Language Day. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Today, we’re releasing nine new languages for text translation in Microsoft Translator: Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Khmer, Lao, Myanmar, Nepali, and Tigrinya. This announcement comes on the heels of International Mother Language Day, held annually on February 21st by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural….

Inuktitut is now available in Microsoft Translator!

Today, we are happy to announce that we have added Inuktitut text translation to Microsoft Translator. Inuktitut, a dialect of the Inuit language Inuktut, is spoken across Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland in Canada, and is the mother tongue of about forty thousand Inuit in Canada. Inuktitut is available now in the Microsoft Translator apps, Office, and Translator for Bing.….

Microsoft Translator’s highlights of 2020

2020 has been a difficult year around the world, but there has been an occasional bright spot. Here are some of the highlights we saw over the last year. New languages and dialects In 2020, we added support for 12 new languages, including seven languages from the Indian subcontinent – Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, and Punjabi; three languages….

Auto mode is now available on Android for one-on-one conversations

Android users can now translate their one-on-one conversations even easier with the new updated speech mode in the Microsoft Translator app. This feature was added to iOS in July and is now available for Android users. With Auto mode, you don’t need to push the microphone button when it’s your turn to talk—just choose your languages, turn on the mic,….

C’est tiguidou ça! Translator adds Canadian French

Today, we are releasing Canadian French as a unique language option within Microsoft Translator. Previously, we offered French as a single language option and although the system could translate Canadian French, you could not specifically choose to translate to or from Canadian French rather than European French. Beginning today, you can select “French (Canada)” for Canadian French or “French” for….

C’est tiguidou ça! Translator introduit le français canadien

Nous annonçons aujourd’hui l’introduction du français canadien comme option linguistique unique au sein de l’application de Microsoft Translator. Jusqu’ à présent, le système traitait la langue française dans son ensemble, sans tenir compte de sa provenance, et même si le système était en mesure de traduire le français canadien, il n’était pas possible de le choisir spécifiquement en tant que….

Assamese Text Translation Is Here

Image: The Bihu dance, a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam. Today, Microsoft Translator adds Assamese text translation. Assamese is available now, or will be available soon, in the Microsoft Translator apps, Office, and Translator for Bing. It joins Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and English as the 13th commonly used language….

Translator Adds Two Kurdish Dialects for Text Translation

Today, Microsoft Translator adds two Kurdish dialects, Northern and Central, to its list of text translation languages. Northern and Central Kurdish are available now, or will be available soon, in the Microsoft Translator app, Office, and Translator for Bing. You can also use Azure Cognitive Services Translator in your own applications, websites, and tools to add Northern and Central Kurdish….

Translator Adds Dari and Pashto Text Translation

Today, Microsoft Translator adds Dari and Pashto text translation. You can now translate Dari and Pashto to or from any of the more than 70 languages available in Translator. Dari and Pashto are available now, or will be available soon, in the Microsoft Translator app, Office, and Translator for Bing. You can also use Translator, an Azure Cognitive Service, to add Dari and Pashto text translation to your….

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