Instant translation with Bing

Tue 16 June 2009 17:11, Editors

Not all the reviews of Bing have been good. But very slowly we are starting to see Microsoft rolling out features which are actually pretty nice. A small feature which Bing rolled out last week for example was Instant Translation.

When typing in a phrase which you want translated in the search box the top result will be the translation. A search for "cars in german" for example gives back the German translation to cars. Microsoft is using Microsoft Translator for this tool. But that clearly isn't on the level of a Babelfish or Google Translate. A lot of sentences cannot be translated yet.

For now it only seems to be working when you are either in the UK or Spain or if you have set your preferences to one of these countries. Why its working in Spain is not clear. Still the feature looks nice. Big question is why it's so difficult for Microsoft to role it out world wide with proper translations.

Instant translation with Bing

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