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Microsoft Adds Star Trek’s Klingon to its Bing Translater App

May 14, 2013 1 Comment

To celebrate the new Star Trek Movie (having already published a Star Trek app), Microsoft has added Klingon to its list of languages on its Bing Translator app.


Features: (From Bing)

Point, Scan and Translate

With the Translator App for Windows Phone you can now translate printed language by simply pointing the camera. From street signs and posters to transit schedules and restaurant menus translating is now a snap. Well, easier than a snap – all you do is point and scan. Think of this as automatic subtitles for everyday life- a view that provides continuous translation smoothly overlaid over the original language (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Chinese Simplified.)

Offline Translation

No network connection in Barcelona? No hay problema. Simply download the language pack you need and the Translator App is functional offline. The highly optimized and compressed translation system was built using the same technology that powers Bing’s translation features your familiar with on the Web.

Type and Translate

Have a word in mind? The Translator App also enables instant translations using keyboard input. When online, the supported languages for translation expand to over 30 (see the Bing Translator language list here). For several of the languages you can also playback the spoken version of the translated sentence. This is particularly handy for languages in a script you can’t read.

Speak and Translate

Want to have a conversation with a local? With the voice translation you can communicate in English (both US and UK), German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Once in the mode and connected online, you simply tap the icon, speak and tap to translate. Voila!

Give it a try

Free to Download

App Info:
Use your camera to translate printed text, voice recognition to translate spoken text, or the keyboard to enter text that you want to translate.

Use your phone’s camera to make translating signs, menus, newspapers, or any printed text a snap. Just aim the camera at the text and see the translation in secds.

Download languages and phrase books so you can translate text and images when your phone isn’t connected to a network.

Speak a word or phrase that you want translated and hear the translations spoken in a native speaker’s accent. Voice translations require a network connection.

Improve your vocabulary with the Word of the Day on the Start screen.

When you’re traveling, need to overcome a language barrier, or trying to learn a foreign language, Translator is your go-to app.

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