The Sun (Malaysia)



THE NEWEST version of Skype, Microsoft’s video chat and messaging service, can now perform real-time translatio­ns of spoken conversati­ons in six languages – German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin. Those communicat­ing in written format have a choice of 50 languages for instantane­ous translatio­n.

Input and output languages have to be set before the conversati­on starts. The translatio­n can be read out by the machine or scrolled as a subtitle at the bottom of the screen.

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