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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….

Dia daoibh! Tá Gaeilge againn!

Microsoft Translator adds Irish as a new language. Our ongoing mission to break down language barriers continues with Irish: Today, we have added Irish Gaelic to Microsoft Translator. Irish Gaelic, usually referred to as the Irish Language or just Irish, and commonly known in Irish itself as Gaeilge (pronounced “gwael-guh”), is the latest addition to the Microsoft Translator family of….

Kia ora, te reo Māori!

Today, we are happy to announce that we have added te reo Māori to Microsoft Translator. On our mission to break down language barriers, we often have the chance to tackle interesting challenges. For the Translator team, adding te reo Māori was such an exciting opportunity. Continuing a journey which started back in the days of statistical machine translation and….

The Translator Web Widget will be retired soon

The Translator Web Widget will be retired on July 31, 2019. Beginning July 31st, the widget will no longer translate your webpages. There are several ways you can continue to use Microsoft Translator’s advanced neural machine translation to translate your websites. Web Translator: The quickest and simplest way to add translations to your site is using the free Microsoft Translator….

SwiftKey for Android integrates Microsoft Translator, instantly translating text and IM conversations in-app

Microsoft Translator is now integrated with SwiftKey for Android, a predictive keyboard that accurately captures your messages and instantly translates them into over 60 languages in-app for texts, Instant Messages, emails, and more. Simply download SwiftKey for Android, open a text or IM app, and select the Translator icon from the keyboard’s menu. Select your “From” language, and “To” language,….

Travel tools: 18 new AI-powered offline translation packs for your next adventure

In addition to the existing languages, you can now translate to and from the following languages without an internet connection using AI-powered Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology: Bangla Bulgarian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Finnish Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Norwegian Polish Romanian Slovak Swedish Tamil Turkish   With these offline translation packs, users can translate text they type, share from a….

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