About Bing Translator

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Currently Supported Languages

ArabicFinnishItalianPersianTurkish
BulgarianFrenchJapanesePolishUkrainian
CatalanGermanKlingonPortugueseUrdu
Chinese SimplifiedGreekKlingon (pIqaD)RomanianVietnamese
Chinese TraditionalHaitian CreoleKoreanRussianWelsh
CzechHebrewLatvianSlovak 
DanishHindiLithuanianSlovenian 
DutchHmong DawMalaySpanish 
EnglishHungarianMalteseSwedish 
EstonianIndonesianNorwegianThai 

Using Bing Translator

Text translation

  • Select your original and translation language from the “Languages” drop down box.
  • Type or paste your text in the “Enter text or webpage URL” box.
  • Click the "Translate" button.

Web page translation

  • Select your original and translation language from the “Languages” drop down box.
  • Enter the URL of a web page in the "Enter text or webpage URL" box.
  • Click the "Translate" button.
  • Once in the Bilingual Viewer, you can change viewing modes, target language, or URL by clicking on the controls in the menu bar.

Bilingual Viewer (translated web pages)

If you click on a “Translate this page” link in the Bing results or enter a web address in the translation box on www.bing.com/translator, translations will be presented to you in the Bilingual Viewer, providing easy access to the original web page and its translation. In the Bilingual Viewer you are able to:
  • Browse the original web page text and translation in parallel, supported by synchronized highlights, scrolling, and navigation.
  • Enter a new web page URL.
  • Select a translation language.
  • Choose between 4 bilingual layouts.
  • Exit the bilingual translation mode to see the original web page content by choosing "Go to original page".

FAQ

Language translation is extremely difficult, as the meaning of words and phrases often depends on the context and specialized knowledge of the domain area or culture. Sentence structures and grammatical rules vary significantly between two languages, which adds to the complexity of the translation challenge. Currently, it still requires human skills to translate sentences without errors. The quality of today's most advanced translation software is well below the accuracy and fluency of a professional translator, and many sentences are simply not understandable. Researchers are continuously working on improvements, but it may be many years before high quality translation can be consistently offered by a computer. For this reason, we display both the original text and its translation, anticipating that you will find it easier to understand the translation and to compare it with the original content if needed.
Html and Text. The viewer will not translate text on images, in PDFs, or in Flash graphics and animation. It may also not translate some dynamically generated text, such as in cascading menus.
When the language to translate from is set to "Auto-Detect", translator attempts to determine the language automatically, based on the frequency of certain character sequences in the text. On short pieces of text, these sequences can be ambigous, and Translator can sometimes not determine what the language to translate from is. In that case please choose the language to translate from manually.
If a text was incorrectly translated, you may submit an ‘incorrect translation’ rating on the Translator home page or use the Feedback link in the footer. If non-offensive text has resulted in an offensive translation by mistake, you report this by clicking on the ‘Report offensive translations’ icon in the ‘Rate this translation’ box on the Translator home page. If the BilingualViewer was not able to translate a webpage, you may click on the ‘Report a problem with this page’ link in the top menu.
There are a number of reasons why we may not be able to translate content on a certain web page:
  • We do not transmit any https (security web pages) content to our translation server.
  • Some page implementations do not make text accessible for translation, for instance using the translate="no" attribute, or a meta tag in the HTML.
  • Flash and text on images cannot be translated.
  • The Bilingual Viewer uses frames to display translations to you. Pages containing scripts which enforce that a web page is not displayed in a frame will not be translated.
  • System requirements may not be met.
Browser Version Operating System
Internet Explorer 8.0 & up Windows 8 & Windows 7 & Windows Vista
Firefox 3.0 & up Windows 7 & Windows Vista
Safari 3.0 & up Mac OS X 10.4 & up
Chrome 11 & up Windows 7
This link is available when Bing has found a web page which is in a different language than the default (or chosen) language for your browser, and if we can offer a translation between the web page language and your default language.
  • You can select a translation language on the Translator (www.bing.com/translator) page for your text or web page translations.
  • Once you see web page translations in the Bilingual Viewer, you may change your original and translation language.
  • The Display Language setting under Bing Preferences allows you to select a translation language into which pages are translated. This may be different from the default language of your browser.
For more information about the different translation services offered by Microsoft Translator, please visit the Microsoft Translator website.
For news and updates, please visit the Microsoft Translator Team Blog (English).