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Not to be that piss-ant, and it should go without saying, but these will not work as well as you're imagining.
Their auto-translate tech isn't new, they use it in their Google Translate app, as well as YouTube auto-caption. Both are spotty at best, and require the translated language be spoke In. A. Clear. And. Simple. Way. to be error-free.
Do yourself a favour and go download Google Translate and throw it into Conversation Mode, and have a coworker or whomever speak in a fluent, natural pace on a topic that isn't a simple interchange. It's fun and sad.
If you have no friends go find a non-English YouTube video and throw it into auto-caption mode to translate to English. Similar outcome, same tech.
It gets even spottier when the person speaking has a heavy dialect, something that isn't standardized. Like the equivalent to a thick southern drawl. Or when it's in 'reverse' where you're trying to translate English into a tonal language.
Nothing wrong with having a smartphone, how they use it is the problem. Smartphones are amazing inventions that have a lot of utilitarian purposes, they aren't just social media machines. I use mine as a phone(shocking, right?), a gps + navigation system, calendar, alarm clock, stopwatch, regular watch, flashlight, camera, internet browser, and heck, it can even be used as a translator.
The only issue is that women mostly just use their smartphones for social media and cheating.
its sideways. also it's probably in Arabic. google has a translation app that lets you take pictures and translate them [link]
Specific to travel outside the US: Google Translate.
It's incredible - check out the screenshots - especially the ones where it's translating signs and other writing using the camera in realtime...and preserving the font and background colors.
The screen where the mic is listening for both languages and translating them back and forth is pretty impressive as well.
It's freaky cool - the first time I've been blown away by tech in 10-ish years or so.
edit: Also Google Maps, especially the Transit directions. It makes doing train-bus trips pretty easy. Just choose the bus instead of the walking or driving icons.
Google translate allows for photo detect and photo translation. It was a lifesaver, because we could snap a quick photo of a menu or direction's and get a pretty good translation quickly.
I'm downloading Google Translate right now. It does live camera, or take-a-picture, and you can paste the text wherever you want (apparenty). Many languages including Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil,...
Here's a web page listing an opinion of the 10 best, with different functionality.
[Thanks for making me finally get one of these; been meaning to for a long time!]
thats not very hard this day and age.. my phone will take spoken word, translate it back in a different language audibly.
assimilation, or at least coexistence is that much easier.
Even if it doesn't have English you can use your phone to translate stuff until you get the hang of the game. For those with Androids, download the Google Translate App and then download the Japanese Language Pack in the app. Snap a pic of the text on screen and it will translate it for you. Apple devices might have something similar but I only have Androids.
Edit: Here is the iOS Google Translate App, thanks for the heads up /u/shinobi_wan
Google Translate - Has a camera function that translate OK. Useful for translating signs while out and about.
Aedict - A free dictionary that uses WWWJDIC dictionary
You could try Google Translate in Camera Mode. It's available for iOS and Android.
If you have the Google Translate App, you can use your phone camera to translate printed Chinese characters and get an idea of what a given dialog box means. It's not perfect, but it can get the job done.
Play Store: [link]
Google translate allows you to point your phone to any foreign language and translate for you live.
Pretty neat, check it out
I have an album of translated menus here: [link]
Use the google translate app camera OCR function: [link]
A tool that I've found myself using a lot while working at a japanese company is the Google Translate App. They've got it setup now to take pictures and translate that way! Just snap a pic and highlight the text with your finger.
I asked my asian roommates this once and they just suggested all of the frozen food. While delicious, it was not quite what I had in mind.
That being said, I go for staples like won ton wrappers (cheaper and better quality than in american grocery stores, and often 10x more in a package) and all the types of noodles, especially rice and stir fry noodles.
It's also fun to just pick up a sauce and see what you can make with it. I haven't tried it, but if you have a smartphone you could use google translate to read labels in english real-time.
This. Also, install the Google Translate app on your phone. You can download the language packs so you shouldn't have to worry about using data when abroad.
In case you want to try it yourself: [link]
Some of you might also remember it in its previous incarnation under the name "Word Lens".
>the GUI is written completely in Italian
Google Translate for mobile has a feature that will translate from italian to english in augmented reality using your phones camera.
First, go to the chapel where you did the first tutorial mission (if you didn't do that one either, it's a chapel up some vines just outside the white dragon temple, a bit to the northeast).
Once you get there, it depends on your job. Each job has its own tutorial quest.
If you have a smartphone, I strongly recommend using the google translate app: Android | iOS
That app lets you take a picture and translate the text from it. Helped me a lot when I used to play this game (and Phantasy Star Online 2) on my ps4.
Not sure what the point of this is when google translate for android phones is a free download that translates dozens more languages than this thing does, both speech and text, plus can translate signs simply by holding the camera up them.
Get the google translate app (iOS and Android) and there is an option to take a picture and translate. It's not perfect, but enough to get by!
According to Google Translate, the top part says something about making an armor piece, the bottom quest is to make an armor set from one of 4 monsters, I can't get a decent translation of the top quest because of jpeg compression, sorry I can't help more.
If you have IOS or Android, the Google Translate app has been a great help to me, just take a picture of the text and it translates it all for you. Google Translate for Android & Google Translate on Apple App Store
Real time language translation of text from a live video feed, available for free from the app store. Travelling in a foreign country and can't read the signs? Just hold you phone up to the sign, instant translation.
Oh, it does spoken language too. Also free.
Google Translate is the gold standard.
Next time, whenever you need something translated, download the Google Translate app (links below), take a screenshot of the message (or picture if you are playing on an emulator), and let it translate for you.
Did you know Google Translate can translate pictures?
It's made with sucralose (aka Splenda).
For future reference, you can download the google translate app on your phone and download the Japanese dictionary (I assume any other language would work fine as well)
From there you can take pictures of text and select which parts you want to translate.
It was really useful for when my mates and I went to Japan. That and the portable wifi device.
Maybe Google could help out by having their translate app also convert between imperial and metric in live camera mode.
Ok. I might help you out a bit. Keeping in mind of all the places the other posters have goven you.
Firstly, while you have still wifi..
Try to screenshot the maps of the boxing gyms you can find as of now. You said Everest? Good. Perhaps you find one or 2 more. Save many version of it.. this is in case you wont have portable wifi in korea.
download this... [link]
This is a google translate app that when you take the picture of the korean word.. it can translate it for you quickly.
Next... forget about finding a boxing gym first. What you can do is, unpack your clothes and then head down to a bicycle shop. A good sturdy mountain bike, korea roads have quite a few potholes, road bikes will kill them rims.
Now.. once you have your inexpensive mountain, we ride.
Try to find the gyms. On your bike. Trust me, this is my go to strategy if i am to go to Korea.
Firstly, look out for.. the traffic. Because korea driver ¯_(ツ)_/¯.
Next, look out for banners.. standing banners or the horizontaal banners... you usually see the word boxing or someone in a posed boxing stance.
Cant find banners? Thats the reason why you have the bike, you cover much more ground aimlessly cycling on a cheap bike than aimlessly walking on the road.
And then, its just luck and oppopitinity (no spell sheck).
Tl:dr: download app.save map.buy bike.go find.lucky.go box.head body head body.
P.s: i dont know if you will get your Alien registration card on that day but you might be able to get yourself a portable wifi called 'olleh egg'.
I recommend using the app from google called "Translate". It can be a little wonky at times, but it can get you out of a pinch.
If you have an android device, try using the microphone for speech translation with this app. It tends to work quite well on a basic level and you can have him just speak into the phone rather than have to type everything out. [link]
I have been playing with Google Translate:
Once installed you can set it to translate text from Chinese to English (or other languages) while scanning the text with your phones camera. Works on a computer screen.
Should be able to scan the Chinese text on the back of the box and translate real time to english on your screen.
A bit flakey but it is a great magic trick for someone not familiar with Translate.
Glad I could help :)
In the future you might want to consider using the Google Translate app ~~if you're playing on your phone instead of an emulator~~. It can translate screenshots like that and you can download the Japanese lanuage pack so it doesn't require any bandwidth. You'll get your answers faster that way :D
It's a general feature for the Google's Translate app. I think it's compatible with most new-ish phones. Here's a link to it.
For those with Androids, download the Google Translate App and then download the Japanese Language Pack in the app. Snap a pic of the text on screen and it will translate it for you.
The Google Translate app can do this. Not quite as polished or as good as ST's universal translator but it's still useful.
That is the Word Lens phone app and it actually does work just like that. I have no idea if that demonstration was staged or not but I don't know why they would when it should be able to do that successfully.
It looks Word Lens is not a stand alone app anymore but is integrated into Google Translate.
China is big, almost as big as America. The weather is going to depend a lot on where you plan on going. Harbin is basically Siberia (33 degrees F right now), Guangzhou is basically the tropics (88 F right now).
Essentials for China: China Train App. I don't use the app for booking tickets, but I do use it to find train schedules and plan out my trip. The high speed train system in China is a point of Party pride and it should be. It's fast, affordable, and super comfortable. I've done 10 hour rides with no problems.
You'll need a VPN if you want Facebook, twitter, instagram, dropbox, gmail, etc. Basically any American social media site. You could spend the money and buy a premium dropbox or other cloud service account. I have a dropbox account and all my phone pictures are instantly uploaded when I'm on wifi.
The Google Translate app actually works pretty well offline once you download the China language pack. Remember to turn your data off when you use it though, else you'll be stuck with the app trying to ping Google servers (which you need a VPN for).
Toilet paper (seriously). Public toilets in China don't have toilet paper so make sure you carry your own around for when nature calls.
If you want specific info about what you want to do or see or experience in China, let me know. I've been living here for about 4 years and don't plan changing that any time soon.
You know what I've done before? Google translate mobile app! It isn't perfect all the time, but I just used it a few weeks ago on a DC Bombshells issue that was almost 1/2 German. I also get a chuckle out of its mistakes, too. iPhone | Android
EDIT: I found myself wishing it worked for Paper Girls' alien language right afterward.
Try the google translate app if you have an Android phone. You can download the Albanian language and use it without a network or wifi connection. Worked well for me when I wanted to get beyond my very limited vocabulary.
There may be an all-in-one solution, but I use Google Translate. You can translate from the text selection menu and/or set it up to auto-open upon copy.
If you have an Android phone (or maybe iOS) you can install the Google Translate app. It will translate text in real time using your phone's camera!
Maybe he didn't change his system locale to japanese? This is required for the installation only, after which he can return it to english or whatever. And if he did set it to japanese, he should at least be getting an error message in kanji, something that he could either copy paste into google translate or OCR translate using the translate app.
Depending on your mobile phone platform, download the google translate app and scan the text with your camera. Apple or Android. Its very helpful.
Try using the Google Translate phone application, using the app, you can take a picture of the screenshot and translate the text.
Alternatively, Microsoft has one which is supposed to be pretty good (I haven't used the Microsoft tool)
try playing with this
I think you will have to wait for them to update the app.
I did find this not sure how helpful this will be
Also you could try using the google translate app to translate
Google Translate's app just got an OCR update a few weeks ago that lets you do just that! Point the camera at the text you want to translate, and tell it what language to translate from and to. The app does the rest for you, live, on the screen of your device.
holy shit, you are going to fucking die.
Look, you need to spend the 5000 rambos, and get yourself an ANDROID phone. Not an iPhone, some android thing. It doesn't matter which, but get something recent with assdroid 5.
Now there is this application called GOOGLE TRANSLATE
You MUST download and install this. Then download English (英語), and the Chinese 中國 Traditional 繁體 and Simplified 添加
Now with this you can do text translations on your phone. OK now ready for the best part. Assuming you aren't on 88th tier teacher salary you can get phone with internet. Then use translate's picture function, it'll take a picture of your noodles, and then it can TRANSLATE THE DIRECTIONS INTO ENGRISH.
Or just, you know ask Rainy. She can hook you up with very traditional recipe from her mother town.
The Google Translate App can help you. You can take screenshots or photos of the game and have it translate. It's not perfect, but you can usually figure out what things are trying to say.
If you're playing on Memu or Nox, you can even take photos of your monitor and translate them on your phone.
Then I recommend this app :
YOu can pre-download the language packs and then you can just simply put your phone camera on a sign and it will automatically translate it in your desired language. It does not need an internet connection
Dual langauge books really helped me build an understanding of various sentence structures. These days I'm mostly just reading french books to help build vocabulary and I really like this app, which translates in real time using the camera and overlays onto the video. Not very good with sentences, but decent enough with words.
It says you can't transfer the account to the same device the transfer key was created on. Whenever I ran into this problem, I'd transfer the account to my phone and back to the emulator, or vice versa.
And for future reference: iOS and Android
they cheated a LOT, i actually have that app from when it was free, its not anywhere that fast, or make the text blend in that perfectly.
fun to play with for like 5 minutes untill you realize its limits.
one of the limits is that it just translates(replaces) word for word. there is no attempt made to translate a sentence for example, so nothing it ever translates makes any sense if it has 2 words or more, making it completely useless.
would definitely like to see more things like this, but its not there yet.
Ok, this app. Look at the first picture - there is a function to use camera to translate on the fly.
If I want to use that "instant camera" translate function offline, I can download a language pack, say, English - Swedish, and it will weight ~4 MB. If I just want to download Swedish for offline manual input use (second picture, regular write to translate), it will weight ~200 MB, a single language pack. And ~200 MB for each additional language (except the built in English that is already offline and weights ~4MB)
You might want to try out Google's translation app:
Also Google goggles does some translating as well:
I tried scanning and uploading a picture for Chinese and it didn't work. It does work online though.
From the Play Store page:
>• Word Lens: Just point your camera to a sign or text and the Translate app will instantly translate the text, even without Internet/data connection. Currently available in: English ↔ French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
So everyone is right I guess. It does work offline, just not with many languages.
No, I think the best skill to learn is how best to use a translation device. You might not be able to have conversations, but you will have a basic level of communication with everyone you meet.
Smartphones have a lot of processing power!
Bonus Tip: If you don't read Japanese (like me), use Google Translate app to try to figure out what the inherited skill is. Holding your finger over the skill to show the tooltip that has details.
Get this App, you can translate anything by pointing your phone's camera at it.
If you're playing a foreign game, you have to have these little tools handy.
Instead of waiting for someone to fix it, you can use the google translate app on your phone to translate the text on pictures you take of the screen.
Been a while since I played hunter, so the only one I remember is for lv6 Crimson Arrow, which you need Grimwargs.
I live in Frankfurt for two years, now. I speak fluent English and German. I have a slight accent when speaking German. So far, from business to social, most any German immediately switched to English the second that slight accent appears.
My circle of friends, including my German friends, speak English even in social settings. The only place I speak predictably German is at some business events, but then I am a writer and not a finance guy.
Secondly, you saw my last line, didn't you? He can make it easily in a big city not speaking German but considering he'll need A1 after two years anyways it's best to start learning it quickly. Until that day he can fall back to Google Word Lens, dictionaries, and more. Not speaking German when you start out here is not a sentence to fail.
The text isn't anything terribly interesting. Most of it just clarifies what the imagery shows - eg, "two hair braids", etc. The bit down the bottom is pretty close to her in-game description.
Google has a translate app for mobiles that can be used to photograph and read Japanese glyphs easily.
Just get [link]
and translate it for your own.
For apple = [link]
/u/yellowike did a great job of describing the tasks to you, but in the future there's going to be a lot of moonspeak to try and decipher. Events, goals, girls' bust sizes, that sort of thing.
I highly recommend downloading the Google Translate app. You can take a screenshot, then load it up in that app and highlight the Japanese text to translate to English.
It's gonna be really broken, hard to understand. But you should be able to get the jist of it, so long as the app was able to correctly identify the characters. Just a small heads up, it'll try to translate names that are also words. For instance, Anko (the one with giant unruly twin tails AKA: The best) sometimes has her name translated to crab soup.
>I don't want to finish just to find out google translate is actually good enough.
> What do you think of jobs for translators?
Difficult to predict. Language is very nuanced. It might be secure for a long time. Or it might not. Certainly this is something a lot of companies are pouring a lot of effort into doing.
There's a phone app version of google translate that's a free download on the play store. Download it, play with it a bit. I suspect you'll find that as you say, it's "not good enough" yet.
But again try it out. I have it on my phone. I can tap a few buttons to select between several dozen languages, speak into the microphone and it will give me both text and spoken translation in any other language I want. i can point the camera at a sign and it will translate it for me in real time. Watch this video. That's real. That's not photoshop or fancy editing. They actually did that, and you can download the app right now and do exactly what that video shows.
The state of automatic translation right now, is absolutely good enough for a typical tourist visiting another country. And again, this is a free app that anybody can download. But, corporate marketing translation? No, it's not that good. Books and movies? No, it's not that good. And if you play with it a while, you'll see that it does get things wrong occasionally, and it's terrible when it comes to subtlety and nuance.
But they're working on it. How long until it's "good enough?" I don't know. I would be very hesitant to go heavily into debt or to devote several years of my life gambling that it will be a long time.
You probably have years. I don't think you have decades.
best way is if you have android (idk about others) download google translate, turn on WiFi (or data) and then you can use your camera to scan for words (OCR with translation)
Looks like it's partially in English and if you need help you could use the Google Translate App to translate it. The app may even have an English option, I got the game from the Hong Kong PSN Store and it was all in English. Install it and try it out. Besides that you could just Remote Play it on your phone, tablet, or Vita.