Mi­crosoft Trans­la­tor

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If you’ve ever been faced with an im­por­tant-look­ing no­tice that you can’t un­der­stand, an im­pen­e­tra­ble piece of for­eign pa­per­work, or even an ex­otic menu, Mi­crosoft Trans­la­tor could be just the app for you!

It does ex­actly what the name sug­gests: it trans­lates things from one lan­guage into an­other. I have no idea how good its con­ver­sion of Slove­nian into Kiswahili might be – and I sus­pect few users will ever need to find out – and some of its trans­la­tions of more com­mon lan­guages are, shall we say, less than flu­ent. But they are good enough for most prac­ti­cal pur­poses.

What’s re­ally im­pres­sive about this free app is that you don’t have to key in the text you want to trans­late. Just point your phone’s cam­era at the no­tice or menu and a work­ing trans­la­tion ap­pears on the screen, al­most in­stantly.

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