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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Translator Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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              2 comments  ·  Translator on Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                  0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    2 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
                    • Make C# client libraries available on nuget, similar to Azure SDKs

                      I would love to be able to consume C# wrapper libraries for the text api (similar to Azure SDKs for access to blob storage, etc.) via nuget. Then my code can be better insulated from changes in the APIs, simplify token negotiation, etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Translator Text API does not translate correctly.

                        Hello. I hope the translation result of the Translator Text API is improved. An example is shown below.
                        1. When translating from Chinese (traditional) to Japanese, "-" disappears. Please keep it as original text.
                        2. When translating from Chinese (Traditional), Korean, English to Japanese, the capital letters of the alphabet change to lower case. Please keep it as original text.
                        3. When translating from Chinese (traditional) to Japanese, 'JEA' is translated into 'acid rain'. Please keep it as original text.
                        4. When translating from Chinese (traditional) to Japanese, ". (Period)" changes to "。" Please keep it as original text.
                        5.…

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                        • Translator Hub training and deploy takes a long time

                          Would you please more self-service and short time to training and deploy process using Translator Hub? Especially, we want to understand this behavior at the first phase but it take a couple of day especailly deployment, that stop try and error process.

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                            0 comments  ·  Translator Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • GetTranslationsArray ignores category for returning translations

                            I've found a bug with GetTranslationsArray.

                            It accepts a TranslateOptions object, on which you can specify a Category to be used.

                            An error is correctly thrown if an invalid Category is specified but if a valid category is specified it is *not* used for returning translations and you get the General domain translation returned.

                            TranslateArray works as expected.

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                              0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I found that the translator hub is still using SMT. So I wonder if there is any plan to move it to NMT?

                              I post these questions as I found the translation quality is poorer when using the hub than only using the base microsoft translator. it now confuses me and I do not know how to choose between the 2 systems. So I think if they can combine together, that would be great

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                              • translatearrayrequest

                                Could anyone help me understand this error response?

                                requestDetails:
                                <translatearrayrequest>
                                <appid/>
                                <from/>
                                <texts>
                                <string xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/10/Serialization/Arrays">Hello%21+World</string>
                                <string xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/10/Serialization/Arrays">This+is+a+test+string.+</string>
                                <string xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/10/Serialization/Arrays">For+example%2C+we+have+translated+some+or+all+of+the+information+on+this+page+with+machine+translation+software+so+some+of+the+translations+may+not+be+entirely+correct</string>
                                </texts>
                                <to>it</to>
                                </translatearrayrequest>

                                responseCode:400

                                response:Unable to deserialize XML body with root name 'translatearrayrequest' and root namespace '' (for operation 'TranslateArray' and contract ('LanguageService', 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2')) using DataContractSerializer. Ensure that the type corresponding to the XML is added to the known types collection of the service.

                                uri:https://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/TranslateArray

                                Thank you!
                                Annie

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

                                  This is a documentation bug. The XML of the TranslateArray needs to use the element names exactly as described and in the exact casing (capitalization) as used in the samples.

                                  language-code string-value text/plain int-value string-value string-value string-value string-value language-code
                                • Dear Team, I receive a message stating: An error occured while making the HTTP request to https://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/soap.svc

                                  Dear Team, I receive a message stating: An error occured while making the HTTP request to https://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/soap.svc
                                  This could be to the fact that the server certificate is not configured properly with HTTP.SYS in the HTTPS case. This could also be caused by a mismatch of the security binding between the client and the server.

                                  I have used MicrosoftTranslator many time before and have not changed anything since using it the last time. Can you think of a possible explanation? Thank you very much. Kind regards, LL

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                                    0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TranslatorArray CORS support

                                    I got "405 method not allowed" error when try to send POST to /TranslatorArray endpoint

                                    Same question here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3b032fed-222d-44af-ae2d-3304651337d7/microsoft-translator-text-api-returns-405-error?forum=DataMarket

                                    const key = 'Bearer ' + valid token;
                                    const texts = ["some", "Japanese", "words"];

                                    const response = $.ajax({
                                    url: 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/TranslateArray',
                                    type: 'POST',
                                    headers: {
                                    'Access-Control-Allow-Origin': '*',
                                    },

                                    data: {
                                    'appid': key,
                                    'texts': texts,
                                    'Accept': 'application/xml',
                                    'to': 'en',
                                    })

                                    console.log(response);

                                    // Got an error, "http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/TranslateArray/ 405 (Method Not Allowed)"

                                    What's wrong here.

                                    Actually, the response contains olny the GET as allowed HTTP method, but the documentation describe I need to send a POST.

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                                    • Train only monolingual files in the hub

                                      I only have monolingual tmx files and i want to train them can i do that on the hub ?

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                                        Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  Translator Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • piece

                                        Piece for come your update go doing everything.Would go doing doing everything.

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