Translation Tool Showdown: Google Translate vs. Microsoft TranslatorNovember 17, 2018
Google Translate : A free translation tool from Google that can be used via browser , mobile browser , Android app , or iOS app .
The browser versions can translate only text and web pages, but the Microsoft Translator apps can work with text, real-time speech, and images.
The more languages the better.
Google Translate’s 103 languages trumps Microsoft Translator’s support for 54 languages .
Google Translate can handle 103 languages, but not every language works with every feature .
For example, French can be translated using all six of Translate’s features: type, write, talk, snap, see, and offline (more on these later).
Google has more languages total, and has a few more available for offline use, but they’re both in the same ballpark when it comes to giving full translation support to the same popular languages.
Text : You type some text in your browser or on your phone.
Speech : You talk into your phone’s microphone and it translates what you say in real-time.
Conversation Mode : You and another person speak into your phone’s microphone and it gets translated in real-time.
While both the engines tried, neither could give us a good complete sentence. Google which seemed to have most of it right also failed in translating the opening line meaningfully. Interestingly, Microsoft has a bit of ‘hinglish’ — an effort to keep certain terms such as ‘deshvashiyo’ in this case intact in the transalted speech to deliver more meaning.