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  1. Clearly identify special characters that are not supported in translation

    When using the translate endpoint, text sent with special characters ends up generating a 400 return with no details as to what input was causing the issue.

    So far, I have seen this problem with text containing ®, ™ and a non-breaking space.

    It would be nice to either have guidelines on which characters are allowed and which are not (documentation), or to have a debug flag on the service that would allow us to get more information on which characters are failing to be processed so that we can easily work around the problem.

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  2. I CAN'T FIND BAHASA INDONESIA

    Please add bahasa Indonesia into translator of kindle

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  3. Please, send a notification and release notes with each new version of the translation engine

    We regularly (once a week) monitor the translation outputs of Microsoft Translator API with test set of 500 sentences. We have observed that the translation outputs change quite frequently, but just very seldom we get a notification from Microsoft regarding changes to the translation framework or the translation models that can explain the changes. It would really help to have regular notes with an explanation of what changes and what should be the expectations in the translation differences.

    Thanks.

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  4. Request for a NoTranslate tag for publishers

    I don't know what category this belongs to and I just picked any old category. This is a general request for a feature for web publishers. It would be a big help if you could establish a standard tag for MS Translator that disallows translation of specific phrases, or offer publishers the ability to provide a translation glossary of some sort.

    For example, our organizational name King County can be mistranslated to mean some permutation of "Monarchy County" in some languages -- and we'd like it to default to its real name, as we would with other place names and…

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  5. Bug - Translator Text API 3.0 error to translate documento in Markdown sintaxe

    I did some tests with in a simple app that I created, which uses the Translator Text API 3.0.
    But when I try to translate documents with the markdown syntax, the translation return adds spaces between the ###, which results in the text formatting problem.
    I would like to know how to make api ignore these spaces between the #.
    Thanks.

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  6. BUG - values from dictionary lookup are incorrect.

    I'm using Microsoft's Translator Text API 3.0 dictionary lookup. It successfully provides a response but some of the numerical values are incorrect. It is responding with:

    confidence: 0.99, numExamples: 0 and frequencyCount: 0

    I'm sure this is incorrect! Here's my question I posted on stackoverflow hoping the 'Mircrosoft Translator' stackoverflow account would reply and help me out:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/55934991/incorrect-response-from-microsoft-translator-api-dictionary-lookup

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  7. don't understand how to migrate to v3...

    How does one migrate to v3!!!!?????

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  8. Custom Translator doesn't have the language pair we used in Translator Hub

    Custom Translator doesn't the language pair we used on Translator Hub
    We recently migrated our translation project - English - Pashto, over to the Custom Translator. However, Custom Translator doesn't have this language pair as in the Hub. Can you please add this so we can create the necessary projects and proceed with our work?

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  9. Please add Pashto, it's been the most requested language

    Over the years, requests to add Pashto has increased significantly. With 50-60 million speakers, it's the official language spoken in Afghanistan, 2nd largest in Pakistan and around the world wherever the Afghan/Pashtun diaspora lives. It's the top trending idea here, but Microsoft hasn't paid attention to it: https://microsofttranslator.uservoice.com/forums/421776-how-do-i-get-my-language-supported/suggestions/14808924-pashto-afghanistan

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  10. Case is modified from french to English

    Translation add a lot of Uppercase on translations.

    Example :
    From French :

    "Fournit avec :
    - Certificat de conformité
    - Certificat d'immatriculation
    - Rapport d'identification
    - Certificat de visite aunCT
    Dimensions d'encombrement : 240 cm x 470 cm x 310 cm"

    To English :

    "Provides with:
    -Certificate of Conformity
    -Registration Certificate
    -Identification Report
    -Inspection Certificate AunCT
    Dimensions Dimensions: 240 cm x 470 cm x 310 cm"

    Our problem is thes tranlation in english is used to translate in dutch.
    And a custom translation dictionnary.
    But the translation dictionnary is Case sensitive.
    => The system doesn't use our custom dictionnary.

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  11. Custom Translator - Include baseline translation in downloadable System Test Results

    Could you please include the baseline translation in the downloadable System Test Results zip of a Custom Model? That would be very useful.

    Of course the user can always get a baseline translation using a Translator API client, but given that Microsoft baseline models may change from one day to the other, one can never be sure if the translations obtained are the same as the ones with which the baseline BLEU score was calculated.

    More details:

    We make extensive usage of the Custom Translator portal. At the moment we have more than 100 Custom Models. When we train a…

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  12. Hindi text translation support

    I am looking for Translate Text in Hindi.

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  13. Language pairs other than English

    Do you have any plan to support other language pairs in Custom Translator which do not include English, such as between German and French?

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  14. Markdown as content type

    Add markdown as a possible value for textType parameter. Would be great to have it in addition to HTML and plain text.

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  15. Drop-Down Menu?

    My client needs a Translate button with a drop-down menu to select on of several languages. His website editor is GoDaddy. Would the MS translator do this?

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  16. Add en-gb to en-us etc translation

    It would be great to get "translations" for different language localizations via either the /translate or the /dictionary apis. A simple web search shows that this is a wide-spread need that has few if any pre-built solutions.

    This would be useful for all variations of english as well as any other language with country-specific words such as spanish.

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  17. Do not use capitalization in EN when translating from DE

    When translating from DE to EN, the originally capitalized DE words (nouns) are still capitalized in EN. Of course this is only acceptable in German and not in English. I could not find any previous post flagging this issue, not sure if you are already working on this.

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  18. Letter case is not propagated

    Translating "Brown / Cow" to (for example FR) returns "Brun/vache".
    Problem 1 is the space around the slash is missing. I puzzled out an undocumented escape sequence that fixes that though: "Brown\ /\ Cow" returns "Brown / vache" so the spaces are kept.
    Problem 2 is the letter v in the translation should be Uppercase V and return "Brown / Vache"

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  19. Incorrect Chinese to English translation

    I am using the generic NMT and found a serious mistranslation:
    Source- 若中英文条款有不一致之处,以中文条款为准
    Target- In the event of any inconsistency between the Chinese and English terms, the English terms shall prevail

    The correct translation should be "the Chinese terms shall prevail". This is legal content and the error is fundamental

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  20. v3 - add weight in 'detect ' api

    We use the detection api to decide whether the language needs to be translated. However the 'detect' api returns inaccurate results at times. Eg. 'hi siri', 'hi google' are detected as 'ca' instead of 'en'. This will then be translated to 'there are siri', which is totally unacceptable in our case.

    Currently there is no way for user to correct the detection or put more weight/preference on a particular language. In the above example, although 'en' is in the alternative, they all have the same score of 1. We'd like to add some weight on a particular language to control…

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