Microsoft announced the latest language addition to Microsoft Translator; Bangla the language spoken and loved by Bangladesh citizens and people from the Indian subcontinent.
Speaking about the launch, Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh, said, ‘Introducing Bangla to Microsoft Translator is another example of Microsoft’s commitment to Bangladesh and its people. In line with our vision of empowering every person and every organization in the planet to achieve more, we envision to see the world which is not limited by language as a barrier to connect and communicate. This initiative will allow individuals as well as public and private organizations both in the local and global arena to connect and communicate in a mobile- first, cloud-first world.’
Locals, travelers and anyone on the planet can use the Microsoft Translator application on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS). The Microsoft Translator live feature, whether in the Translator application or on the web, enables users to translate speech from any of the nine supported languages to Bangla. Businesses can also easily integrate the Translator text API in their business processes such as customer support, web localization, training or internal communication.
Microsoft Translator app update brings support for Bangla language and more
Kabir also said, ‘The addition of Bangla will allow global citizens to have a better idea about this region and its culture. Bangla is now available for translation from over 60 other languages supported by Microsoft Translator. This move will have a definite positive impact on nation’s efforts towards building a Digital Bangladesh.’
Microsoft Translator is integrated into Outlook Microsoft Translator on Bing, Cortana, Edge, SharePoint, and Yammer. Users are also able to translate work done in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or event pdf files and retain their original formatting with Document Translator, a free open-source app available on GitHub. From more than 60 languages, Microsoft Translator users can translate into Bangla text document in a convenient way.
Bangla will also be available as an instant messaging language in Skype for Windows Desktop app and Skype for Windows for real-time communication around the world. In addition, developers will be able to integrate Bangla translation into their own products and applications through the developer-friendly Microsoft Translator API.