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    Skype Translator Preview open to all Windows 8.1 and 10 users

    It supports "near real-time" translation of four spoken and fifty typed languages.
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    Re: Skype Translator Preview open to all Windows 8.1 and 10 users

    Well, this could be extremely useful IF it works well, and accurately. But given the atrocious mangling most text translators come up with, I wouldn't trust it (yet) for business calls where misunderstanding could get very awkward, and expensive.

    As for ...
    As you and your friend speak you also get to see an on screen transcript of your call.
    .... I wonder how many people have "friends" they don't share a common language with, at least at a rudimentary level. I guess it's possible, but I suspect, not common.

    This will be a fantastic advance IF it works accurately, resulting in a proper translation. But the standard of text translators makes me think it'll be a while, probably years, before we get there.

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