Microsoft Translator launches Levantine Arabic as a new speech translation language

Microsoft Translator has released Levantine, an Arabic dialect spoken in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, as its latest AI-powered speech translation language. It will help businesses, educators, travelers, and non-profits communicate across the language barrier with Levantine speakers during meetings, presentations, and Skype calls.   credit: Photo of Beit ed-Dine in Lebanon by…

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Reminder: Move Translator API subscriptions from DataMarket to Azure before April 30, 2017

Please move your DataMarket Microsoft Translator API subscriptions and CTF translations to the Azure portal before April 30, 2017, to avoid service disruption. Service access to Microsoft Translator in DataMarket ends on April 30, 2017. To avoid service disruption, Microsoft Translator, part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services collection of APIs, is now available in the Azure…

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Microsoft announces Bangla, the latest language supported by Microsoft Translator

With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).  Businesses can also easily integrate the Translator text API in their business processes such as…

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Microsoft Translator Celebrates International Translation Day

Promoted by the International Federation of Translators since 1953, the goal of International Translation Day has been to celebrate the worldwide translation community that is becoming increasingly essential in the era of progressing globalization. Microsoft celebrates International Translation Day (September 30, 2014) with a look back at what has proven to be a year of exciting announcements from Microsoft…

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Unveiling Breakthroughs in Real-Time Translation with Skype Translator

Earlier this evening Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in  talk during the Code Conference, unveiled an early look at the Skype Translator app. This app represents a breakthrough in language translation jointly developed by Microsoft researchers and Skype engineers, bridging geographic and language barriers through the use of real-time speech-to-speech translation. The functionality…

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Bing Translator Plugin for WordPress Enables Webmasters and Developers to Localize Site Content

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has released a new Bing Translator plugin that lets you apply the power of Bing Translator to any WordPress site running version 3.8 or later. Using the plugin, visitors can translate a site into any of the 40+ supported languages in one click without leaving the page once this light-weight, cross-browser…

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

Today Microsoft celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 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. Helping to enable business,…

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Say ‘Hello World!’ Announcing Speech Input for the Bing Translator app for Windows

Say ‘Hello World!’ in multiple languages with the new speech-to-speech feature for the Bing Translator app for Windows. The most recent update for the Translator app for Windows now delivers the same speech-to-speech functionality that Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 users already love. Now users can leverage the power of speech-to-speech translations from any…

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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…

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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…

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