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Attribution

An application or website using machine translations performed by Microsoft Translator must display an attribution which makes users aware that the text or speech has used machine translation and helps direct user feedback.

Nomenclature and usage

Official name of the service: Microsoft Translator text API; Microsoft Translator speech API

Attribution guidelines

Text Translation Attribution

  • Use the provided Microsoft logo as supplied in full color
  • The logo must appear with the appropriate text
    • Use Translated from language by [logo] for translations where the source language is not obvious
    • Use Translated by [logo] when the source language is known (e.g. a translation app where the user selects the source language)
  • The Translated by text should be translated to the audience language
  • The attribution (text and logo) should link to http://aka.ms/MicrosoftTranslatorAttribution
  • The readability of the attribution must not be obscured
  • The attribution must comply with clear space requirements

Speech Translation Attribution

  • Use the provided Microsoft logo as supplied in full color for all speech attribution
  • When translation is displayed on a screen, display attribution on the screen
  • When translation is not displayed on a screen, display attribution on the About/Help web page
  • The attribution (text and logo) should link to http://aka.ms/MicrosoftTranslatorAttribution
  • The readability of the attribution must not be obscured
  • The attribution must comply with clear space requirements

Translator attribution

Customers and partners should use the following attribution next to the translated text. The text and logo will link to: http://aka.ms/MicrosoftTranslatorAttribution

When the source language is not defined or clear to the user

Note: The preferred usage is to translate all words except the logo into the target language

 

When the source language is obvious or user selected

Note: The preferred usage is to translate “Translated by” into the target language, if appropriate, given the context

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Additional uses

If, for technical, business, legal or user experience reasons the attribution requirements cannot be displayed in the manner described, please contact the Microsoft Translator team to investigate potential alternatives.

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This service is part of Microsoft Cognitive Services