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Google Translate can now handle images of text

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Aug 2012 17:41 User comments (1)

Google Translate can now handle images of text Google has updated their Google Translate service to handle photos of text.
The image reading feature will work with all languages that are available via Translate and allow users to highlight relevant text from the photo for conversion.

Using the app on your phone will allow you to take a picture, then swipe gestures to highlight the text needed to be translated. The cropped image is then sent to Google's servers where it is sent back translated.

The only catch is that you must select the language, since Google cannot auto-detect it.

Updated versions of the Translate app are now available in the Google Play Store as long as you are running Android 2.3 or higher.

(Pic via AC)

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111.8.2012 18:02

This'll be kinda nice for me, since I'm learning Japanese and can't read much Kanji, it'll be nice to know what it's saying.

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