Windows Live Translator

Darren Straight has been snooping around some Windows Live Translator domain names, and today, for the first time, the Windows Live Translator beta site is live.  According to Darren, the following urls are now working:

We haven’t seen any information on this new service from Microsoft, so we only know what we see here.

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The translation software is powered by Systran, and there’s a link to purchase Systran translation software.

A couple of notes on the new service, such as it is:

  • Not all of the languages appear to work, at least all of the time.  In the short time we’ve played with it, we’ve received errors, and translations not appearing to work.
  • One interesting addition is the “computer related content” checkbox that appears in some (not all) translators.
  • Also of note is the Translate this web page feature:

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(Thanks to Gregor Herdmann for getting us started on translator.live.com)