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Transitioning the Microsoft Translator web app to a simplified experience

The Microsoft Translator web app, which offers translated multi-device conversation sessions will be transitioning to a simplified experience towards the end of 2022. In keeping with our goal to provide users with the best translation experience possible and maintaining consistency with our Translator mobile apps, the upcoming web app will no longer require a login account. This means that the….

Introducing Faroese translation for Faroese Flag Day!

Today, we’re introducing Faroese text and document translation to Microsoft Translator! This announcement comes as the Faroe Islands celebrate Flag Day—an annual holiday to commemorate the international recognition of the Faroese flag during World War II. Faroese text translation is available now in the Microsoft Translator apps, Translator for Bing, and Office. Using Translator, a Microsoft Azure Cognitive Service you….

Break the language barrier with Translator — now with two new languages!

Today we’re adding two new languages, Basque and Galician, to the list of languages supported by Translator, a Microsoft Azure Cognitive Service. Basque and Galician are both Western European languages spoken by 750,000 and 2.4 million people respectively. Basque is a language isolate, meaning it is not related to any other modern language. Basque is spoken in northern Spain and….

Translator welcomes two new languages: Somali and Zulu!

Today, we’re adding two new languages to Translator’s ever-growing list of languages—Somali and Zulu! Somali and Zulu text translation is available now in the Microsoft Translator apps, Office, and Translator for Bing. Using Translator, a Microsoft Azure Cognitive Service you can add Somali and Zulu text translation to your apps, websites, workflows, and tools; or use Translator’s Document Translation feature to translate entire documents,….

Microsoft Translator and Group Transcribe apps can help bridge the communication gap

When traveling to a different country, especially in times of crisis, the availability of speech-to-speech translation is critical for communication. Human translators may not always be available to assist in translation, however. The Microsoft Translator and Group Transcribe apps can bridge this gap, helping people communicate across language barriers through one-on-one and multi-device conversation translation, powered by Translator, a Microsoft….

Translator celebrates International Mother Language Day by adding Upper Sorbian

Today marks the celebration of the 22nd annual International Language Day, a yearly event held to promote the preservation and protection of languages around the world. In honor of International Mother Language Day, we are introducing a new language to the ever-growing list of Translator languages—welcome Upper Sorbian! Adding Upper Sorbian to Translator was made possible by the Sorbian language….

Introducing Inuinnaqtun and Romanized Inuktitut!

Today Microsoft Translator adds Inuinnaqtun and Romanized Inuktitut text translation to its growing list of languages. You can now translate between Inuinnaqtun or Romanized Inuktitut and any of over 100 supported languages and dialects in the Microsoft Translator apps, Office, and Translator for Bing. Using Azure Cognitive Services Translator you can add Inuinnaqtun and Romanized Inuktitut text and document translation….

Microsoft Translator’s highlights of 2021

Throughout 2021 Translator brought new innovations to help people communicate regardless of the language they speak. Here are some of the highlights. Introducing Document Translation Containers available in gated preview Translator now supports more than 100 languages and dialects! Award winning research – Multilingual translation at scale Group Transcribe, a Microsoft Garage project Permanent conversation codes in the Translator web….

Translator now translates more than 100 languages

Today, we added 12 new languages and dialects to the Microsoft Translator service– Bashkir, Dhivehi, Georgian, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Mongolian (Traditional), Tatar, Tibetan, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek (Latin)—bringing the total number of languages available in Translator to 103. You can read more about this news in the Microsoft AI announcement blog, the Microsoft Research blog, and the Azure Tech….

Microsoft Translator releases literary Chinese translation

When reading ancient Chinese poetry, we often marvel at the very wonderful words ancient writers could use to describe people, events, objects, and scenes. This is a splendid cultural treasure that has been left behind for us. However, similar to Shakespeare’s verses in the English language, the literary Chinese used by these poets is often difficult for modern day people to understand, and the meanings….

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