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  1. Detect fails if a subset of the array cannot be successfully detected

    Using v3 API, the detect method throw an error (HTTP 400 Bad Request, "The language of the input text could not be determined." if _any one element_ of the array cannot be detected. This causes a big problem when trying to detect the most prevalent language in a big chunk of a document.

    If I manually send it a subset of the array that I know it can successfully detect, it does return a response. Adding the ambiguous elements back into the array causes it to fail the entire array.

    Would like to have an option to have it return…

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      0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Migrate to v3

      Hi Guys, we got an email regarding Translator Text API v3 migration.

      We are using both Speak and Translate function, just want to confirm, we just need to migrate the Translate function, and the Speak function can be left untouched, right?

      Thanks
      Davis

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        0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Today all the buttons disappeared from translate.bing.com for side-by-side, view original and view translation. You need to bring them back

        Today all the buttons disappeared from translate.bing.com for side-by-side, view original and view translation. You need to bring them back NOW.

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        • add support for Albanian language

          Ther is not Albanian language there . There are millions of people in Albania, Kosovo ,Macedonia ,Montenegro, Serbia , Germany and Switzerland that use Albanian language . Hope so much you will add this language

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          • All CJK translation return double characters. For example, 'hello, world' will return 世世界界您您好好!!

            All CJK translation return double characters. For example, 'hello, world' will return 世世界界您您好好!!

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            • Kurdish language

              In overall the world there are 50 million Kurdish people speaking Kurdish. Google translator, Linux and and Facebook already started Kurdish services. We would like to see Kurdish also in Microsoft products

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              • Kürtçe dil desteği istiyoruz

                Kürtçe dil çevirisi istiyoruz

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                • Kurdish language

                  Hi. We are millions of kurd want to use Windows and other Microsoft products in Kurdish with latin script to. There is Kurdish with Arabic script, Central Kurdish. But we want in latin script

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                  • Kurdis language translate

                    Hello I'm kudish I want to Kurdish translate here I hope you make this thanks

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                    • New uptade bring video translation

                      How to bring video translation in the same way that you have photo translation in practice
                      I want to know the Turkish language of this video, what he says

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                      • How to bring video translation in the same way that you have photo translation in practice

                        How to bring video translation in the same way that you have photo translation in practice
                        I want to know the Turkish language of this video, what he says

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                        • translation service does not handle the Breton language

                          hello, your translation service does not handle the Breton language (ISO code 639-1/2 br/bre).

                          The result is that texts written in this language on sites using the Microsoft solution (Twitter for example), indicate that the texts are written in languages with no link (Spanish, Dutch, Haitian Creole, Romanian, Norwegian, English ...), and the automatic translation of Microsoft is inconsistent. Users on Twitter regularly complain that the Breton language is not even identified as such.

                          Can you tell me when did you plan to add it to the list of supported languages?

                          If you do not add it immediately for translation,…

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                            • Real time sentimental analysis of speech

                              We have different types of services to do speech to text transformation and to do text sentimental analysis, can we have one service which provide us real time sentimental analysis of conversation? Services like this one are already provided by https://www.nexmo.com/use-cases/real-time-sentiment-analysis and its very useful for customer support scenario. Performance is a key factor here because once the customer is left we can't do much with results of sentimental analysis.

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                                0 comments  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The new layout of the bing translator on the site is a step backwards.

                                I normally use Bing to translate Cantonese/Chinese text.

                                It's nice that you are trying to update things to compete with google translate but atleast make it so it doesn't auto select the entire 2k text that i input whenever i click on one single word.

                                Also, can you change the text to speech config back to male voice? the female voice for chinese is god awful because the woman speaking doesn't pronounce the words properly.

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                                  0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use KEY1 instead of AccessToken

                                  Please provide the PHP HTTP Sample with the following updated function which uses the KEY1 instead of AccessToken.

                                  I use it and it works perfectly.

                                  function AzureTranslate($key1, $lang_source='en', $lang_target='fr', $text_to_translate_in_lang_source){

                                  try {
                                  //Create the authorization Header string.
                                  //$authHeader = "Authorization: Bearer ". $accessToken;
                                  $authHeader = "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: ". $key1;
                                  //Set the params.//
                                  $fromLanguage = $lang_source;
                                  $toLanguage = $lang_target;
                                  $inputStr = $text_to_translate_in_lang_source;
                                  $contentType = 'text/plain';
                                  $category = 'general';

                                  $params = "text=".urlencode($inputStr)."&to=".$toLanguage."&from=".$fromLanguage."&contentType=".$contentType."&category=".$category;
                                  $translateUrl = "https://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Translate?$params";

                                  //Create the Translator Object.
                                  $translatorObj = new HTTPTranslator();

                                  //Get the curlResponse.
                                  $curlResponse = $translatorObj->curlRequest($translateUrl, $authHeader);

                                  //Interprets a string of XML into an object.
                                  $xmlObj = simplexml_load_string($curlResponse); …

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                                  • When i translate i get following exception

                                    when i translate i get this exception "{"Invalid appId\r\nParameter name: appId"}" although i have valid microsoft text translator api key and i have put it in the code but stil it shows.
                                    when i select soap v2 service refference it gets ok but parameters show exception

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                                      0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hello mukeshdewan,

                                      Thank you for using the Microsoft Translator Text API. The Translator API is now available in the Azure portal and we only support REST (we do not support SOAP or AJAX).

                                      The DataMarket platform retired earlier this year in April and the Translator API is provisioned through the Azure portal.

                                      You can find the documentation to get started here at http://docs.microsofttranslator.com
                                      Code examples are in GitHub at https://github.com/MIcrosoftTranslator

                                      Hope this helps.

                                      Thank you,
                                      your Microsoft Translator team

                                    • Actual system too complicated. Simplify, simplify and simplify again

                                      From memoQ, in the Microsoft MT plugin settings, configure the "subscribe to Microsoft Translator" option so that one is automatically registered and can start working right away. We are translators, not computers nerds.

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                                      • Translator Text API does not translate correctly.

                                        Hello. I translate from Russian into English and noticed a bug:
                                        1. погода в Гатчине сегодня = weather in London today
                                        2. погода в Гатчине сейчас = weather in Markham now
                                        Гатчина is a small town in Russia and it should not be translated. There are a lot of cities where your translater makes such errors. Google translator does not make such mistakes. Thank you.

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                                        • Support dictionaly only feature for DNN mode

                                          The DNN output improve is so great. The more needed capabilty to use complex business domain is dictionally as customable space. We strongly want to Translator Hub for DNN mode. That's dramatically reduce our manual process for translation workflow.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Translator Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hello 李國安,

                                            We’re following up as you indicated interest in neural machine translation and customization. Microsoft Translator announced today the availability of a new customization feature for neural machine translation (NMT): Custom Translator (Preview).

                                            Custom Translator (Preview) offers similar capabilities to what Translator Hub does for Statistical MT but exclusively for NMT systems.
                                            The new version 3 of Microsoft Translator Text API is required to use Custom Translator.

                                            The supported languages are limited to pairs where NMT languages exist and the list of NMT languages available today can be found on the Microsoft Translator Languages webpage at www.aka.ms/TranslatorLanguages.

                                            The new unified Speech services (Preview), also announced today, offers neural network based customization for speech recognition, translation, and speech synthesis. Learn more at www.aka.ms/AcomSpeech.

                                            Read more about this announcement in the Microsoft Translator blog at www.aka.ms/TranslatorCustomNMTBlog.

                                            Thank you for your interest.

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