The following was reposted from the Microsoft and Bing Translator Official Team Blog.
Say “Hello World!” in multiple languages with the new speech-to-speech feature for the Bing Translator app for Windows. The recent release update for the Translator app for Windows now delivers the same speech-to-speech functionality that Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 users already love.
Now users can leverage the power of speech-to-speech translations from any Windows device. Simply speak into your device by using the microphone feature to place orders or ask for directions and hear the translated words in a native speaker’s accent.
In addition to speech input, this new release of the Translator app now offers users the option to use the camera feature in both portrait and landscape mode. Simply point your camera, scan and translate printed language using your tablet or PC to create subtitles for everyday life.
Today, we are also releasing new updates to the Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 which include, among other features, an easier to navigate redesigned user interface for the existing and recently released offline language packs. By downloading offline language packs, you can maintain translation on the go when not connected to the internet and avoid expensive data roaming charges.
You can now download the free app for Windows from the Windows marketplace here and for Windows Phone from the Windows Phone store here. Existing users who have already downloaded the app, will be able to access the new updates without needing to download it again.
Whether on your Windows Phone or any Windows device, the Translator app is the perfect travel companion to help overcome language barriers, even when there’s no internet connection. For more about the Bing Translator apps, check out the Translator for Windows and the Translator for Windows Phone product pages.
We hope that these apps become your window to the world, no matter where you are.
– The Bing Team