Not new but has come in handy for me on many occasions. Not so much the actual translation as much as the text to speech. Just click on the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of the box. English, French, Spanish and Italian are reasonable. I can't speak for the non-European languages.
2011-11-27, 12:43 AM
I actually use this as a tool to teach French to grade school children. Because they can have it read the word to them, they'll know how to pronounce it rather than just spell it.
Yes my son likes to use it. For example words like,
are quite different than their spelling would indicate. And I have to admit I never really learned the various pronunciation keys.
2011-11-27, 09:41 AM
That's been in Android phones for quite a while. I can capture some text with the camera and translate from one language to another. I don't recall there being an audio function though.
Well I found another use for this tool. I used it to record a generic voice mail message. You can experiment with spaces and commas to get a more natural flow. But I find the speech very good.
For recording I opened the Sound Recorder in Accessories and selected Stereo Mix as the input.
2012-11-02, 07:06 PM
How come I don't see the speaker you are talking about?
Not sure. It is bottom right corner of the text box. Both languages have one.
2012-11-02, 09:56 PM
Jake, instead of recording this you can just generate a wav file directly (that you can upload).
I saw that and gave it a try as well. I find the Google text to speech slightly smoother and more natural. Give it a try.
2012-11-02, 10:04 PM
I did... and found the opposite. :) It's nice to have options though!
Actually Mike is pretty good. For a laugh try Arnaud on some English text.
2012-11-04, 07:04 PM
I still don't see it. Would it be because I'm using Dolphin browser on Android?
Perhaps. I am using Chrome.