Microsoft Translator Blog

Quicker and Cheaper Localization with the Multilingual App Toolkit

Want to make your app available to a worldwide audience? Don’t want to spend a lot of money and time doing it? In this new video from Channel 9’s CodeChat, Jeremy Foster discusses the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT) with Cameron Lerum and Jan Nelson from the MAT team. MAT is a free technology powered by Microsoft Translator’s automatic translation engine….

Multilingual App Toolkit 3.1 Launched – Localize Your App, Extend Your Reach

Today, the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT) team announced the release of MAT 3.1. The Multilingual App Toolkit integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio to provide Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps with translation support powered, translation file management, and editor tools powered by Microsoft Translator. This release provides several key fixes as well as new and improved features including: Visual….

Summer Interns Singing a Happy Tune with Song Translator App

Over the summer, Michelle Agcamaran, Priya Ganesan, and Kat Zhou—spent the summer as High School Interns at Microsoft Research Redmond working with mentor Alex Cheng, Translator Software Design Engineer. Their work with the Translator team was focused on building an app to showcase the capabilities of Translator and our partners in a new and interesting way. After three months of….

Announcing the Next Generation of the Bing Translator Widget – Powering the Tomorrow Project

The Microsoft Translator and Bing Webmaster teams are announcing the new and improved Translator Widget. Built on the Microsoft Translator API the widget is a highly customizable and powerful translation tool you can place on your web page, instantly making the page available in 40+ languages. The redesigned widget provides a look and functionality best suited to today’s modern websites,….

Announcing Today at BUILD – Bing Translator Control for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Today at BUILD, Microsoft announced the preview of the Bing Translator Control for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Developers can download the control immediately from the newly launched Bing Dev Center. With the Translator control developers get easy access to robust, cloud-based, automatic translation between more than 40 languages. The Translator control gives the Windows 8 developer access to machine….

Celebrating International Mother Language Day with the Launch of New Languages & Features

Today Microsoft celebrates the International Mother Language Day alongside UNESCO, with the goal to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism across the world. Advancements in technology to support and preserve languages create greater awareness of the linguistic and cultural traditions celebrated throughout the world, which in turn promote understanding, tolerance, and dialogue. With the proliferation of digital content on the web,….

Ready to Reenergize: Community Unveiling of the Custom Mayan to Spanish Translation System

Special guest post from Microsoft Research Connections Director Kristin Tolle, who has been working with the Mayan community to enable them to preserve their language. Microsoft Translator Hub provides a means for communities and businesses to build custom language translation systems. At X’Caret, the Mayan eco-archaeological park in Carmen Del playa, the Rector of the Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana….

Building an ASP.NET Web App with the Microsoft Translator Widget and API

Microsoft Translator offers great tools for web developers. With the Microsoft Translator Widget you can add translation to all of the content of your site, giving the user control over what language they read your site in.   With the Microsoft Translator API you can get access to our service allowing you to translate any user generated or other text. In this walkthrough….

Discover How to Build a Windows Phone 8 App with Microsoft Translator and Speech Synthesis

Windows Phone 8 introduces a host of new features, including speech synthesis. This is the perfect fit for Microsoft Translator and opens up exciting opportunities for developers as showcased in our November 12 blog post.  In the latest in our series of walkthroughs, we step you through everything you need to do to build a simple translation app that takes your text….

Building Windows 8 Store Apps Using Microsoft Translator

The Microsoft Translator API is a hosted API that allows you to add machine translation to your app. It fully supports Windows Store Apps, so if you want to add localization to these apps, doing so is as easy as subscribing to and using the API. We’ve built out step-by-step instructions and assets that demonstrates how to do this this,….

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