GOOD TRANSLATION - OK
BAD TRANSLATION - CHANGE WORDING
This app enables quick translation of phrases either types in
using the device keyboard or else recited verbally using the voice to text
feature of Anroid.
The app translates from English into the target language selected from the
dropdown menu. There are a dozen language options all of which use mostly
the traditional alphabet.
The languages choices are french, spanish, german, italian, portuguese,
dutch, polish, turkish, czechoslovakian, danish, icelandic and norwegian.
Other languages such as hindi, chinese, japanese and russian are not yet
supported by the app but may become available in a future update.
The app 'back-translates' the result into English and displays this so you
can compare with your original wording. If the back-translation is not
what you originally intended, then modify the original wording and try
The translated result is displayed in the target language in a scrollable
If you wish to here the translated result read aloud, then tap the bottom
button, Read Translation Aloud.
NOTE: To ensure best results from the text-to-speech feature, you may need
to download that language onto your device. Some languahes are
pre-installed on many phones, but it is still a good idea to check if a
download is available as it only takes a minute or two and only needs to
be done once (per language choice).
To do this, go to Settings>Language and Input>Text-To-Speech Output>and
then tap the gear icon at the upper right corner. This takes you to
another page with the option Install Voice Data. Tap this and select the
target languages you intend to use.
On the TTS Voice data list, click the choice and select tap the Download
arrow. That is it.
Sometimes the text-to speech option is slow or even will not work at all.
Be patient as it may take a few seconds to begin. You can tap it again if
nothing happens. If the data signal is weak, the text-to-speech service is
more likely to fail or be slow. Of course, you can alweays display the
translated text on the screen to whoever you want to communicate with.
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