Microsoft Translator App Adds Speech Regions and Updated Language Picker
For example, users who use English can choose the English accents of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries or regions, because the accents in some regions have changed.
Microsoft calls this feature Speech Regions, which is actually a dialect. The Speech Regions service is not limited to English, but also supports languages such as Spanish.
Microsoft said that taking Spanish as an example, Spanish is also used in many countries and regions around the world, so there are also different regional spoken languages and there are major changes.
When the user chooses Spanish in a different country or region, Microsoft Translator will provide the Spanish accent of the corresponding country or region, which is more convenient for users to communicate.
This is a good service for travelers because when using Microsoft real-time translation, local accents can be output directly to facilitate users to communicate with local residents.
In addition, it can also help interested users learn the accent of a specific area. The words and phrases of this type of regional accent provided by Microsoft Translator allow users to practice.
Interested users can select a specific language on the main interface after upgrading the latest version of the Microsoft Translator application and then click on the regional language to see the corresponding accent list.
In addition to providing regional languages in this update, Microsoft has also updated the language selector interface, allowing users to more easily view the languages supported by Microsoft Translator.
Because the functions provided by different languages are different, some languages provide text translation, voice translation, automatic voice detection, image translation, offline translation, etc.
Not all languages provide these functions, and users can directly view all supported languages and corresponding translation functions in the new language selector interface.
All of the above changes are limited to the Android and Apple versions of the Microsoft Translator app. As for the web version of Microsoft Translator, it is estimated that such enhanced features will not be provided.