As we speak, Microsoft Translator currently supports over 100 different languages. It is available for users of Office apps, Translator for Bing, and Microsoft Translator. Recently, Microsoft added two new languages to the translator; Zulu and Somali.
Recently, Microsoft added two more languages, Basque and Galician. These are Western European languages spoken by “750,000 and 2.4 million people respectively”.
Basque is an isolated language, which means that it is not related to any other modern language. Basque is spoken in northern Spain and southern France in a region straddling the Pyrenees. Galician is spoken in northern Portugal and western Spain. It is a Romance language closely related to Portuguese. Both languages are co-official languages of Spain.
Microsoft is continually adding language to the translator with the goal of helping people communicate effectively and efficiently. This in turn will help them to extend the spheres of their activities to a wider market on a global level and at the same time it will help to preserve endangered languages. Microsoft Translator is in place to improve authenticity, so you’ll be free to express yourself in any language and still be understood.
Translator is integrated with Microsoft products, which means you can use it to translate both your business Excel spreadsheet and Word documents into any language, expanding your reach and tapping into new markets.
Furthermore, it also allows users to create their own neural translation systems. You can use the custom translator, which will help you interpret the terminologies you use in your business. “The custom translation system can then be used with text and document translation to integrate seamlessly into existing applications, workflows and websites.”
It can be used with Cognitive Services to further enhance additional features such as text-to-speech and image translation. Microsoft’s ultimate goal is to help preserve endangered languages for future generations through the Translator and ultimately break down existing language barriers.
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