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Translator API

Built for business, Microsoft Translator is a proven, customizable, and scalable solution for automatic translation. Microsoft Translator’s cloud-based APIs can help make your business or app competitive in an increasingly globalized business environment.

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  1. Transliterator rules for Simplified Chinese

    It is very frustrating not to know what rules you are using - sometimes there are spaces around punctuation, sometimes not. Sometimes there are spaces around numbers, sometimes not. Because you don't provide any sentence alignment either for Chinese to English, it is very difficult to know how to make the correspondances. Documenting how it works would be sufficient.

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    • Chinese Simplified to English sentence alignment

      It would be great to have this for a project I am working on and evaluating Azure Translate for. The other way is supported. Is there an ETA on this or is it known that it will not be available for the foreseeable future?

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      • Completely wrong translation from German

        I use MS Translator to translate the following text from German to English:

        `Zentrale Lage, üppiges Frühstück, topp Zimmer Sauna auf dem Dachgeschoss;`

        This is the returned result:

        `The staff were very friendly and helpful.`

        How can this be that the translation talks about staff where the German original is about location, breakfast and a rooftop sauna?

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        • Completely wrong translation from German

          I use MS Translator to translate the following text from German to English:

          `Zentrale Lage, üppiges Frühstück, topp Zimmer Sauna auf dem Dachgeschoss;`

          This is the returned result:

          `The staff were very friendly and helpful.`

          How can this be that the translation talks about staff where the German original is about location, breakfast and a rooftop sauna?

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          • srt

            Right now the system supports html and plain text. And you can use document translator that "supports" SRT files. But what it is doing is breaking the file up into pieces and then putting it back together.

            This is highly problematic for this very standard use case because in caption files (SRT, WebVVT and others) a sentence can easily be broken across multiple lines and multiple time markers resulting in bad translations because context is missed.

            As an example the following snippet will result in a bad translation in Spanish:

            00:00:49.800 --> 00:00:55.100
            display in the Workspace menu, the order …

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            • Terminology translation using user-created glossary

              As part of customization of NMT, I would like to request terminology translation using user-created glossary within NMT. We don't have enough # of translations to train/build custom NMT. Instead, we have 3,000+ terminologies used for NMT. I have already implemented dynamic dictionary feature with translator text APIs, but in some cases such as long sentences or complicated contexts, it does not work as expected. So, I would like to have a similar feature "Glossaries in Google translator toolkit" with MS translator APIs.

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              • do not translate all-capital-letter words from English to others

                While translating technical documents from English to other languages at Teradata, (by default) we prefer not to translate all-capital-letter words. Here is an example from English to Japanese.
                source=Input variable types ('NUMERIC' or 'CATEGORICAL')
                MS-translator APIs V2= 入力変数の型 (' 数値 ' または ' カテゴリ ')
                MS-translator APIs V3=入力変数の型 (' 数値 ' または ' カテゴリ ')
                Google = 入力変数タイプ( 'NUMERIC'または 'CATEGORICAL')

                translation by Google is better than MS. We would like MS-translator APIs to support an option not to translate all-capital-letter words.

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                • Some part of the text are wrong written English into Catalan

                  Some part of the text are wrong written English into Catalan

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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