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September 18, 2014, 3:17 am

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We are using Bing Translation API from the Microsoft. We have two languages ( fr-CA and fr-FR ) which we want
to translate from en-US. Currently in the translation API we can only pass the language code and not the country code for the translation. But these two are different ( fr-CA and fr-FR ) languages and should have different translation.

But in the API we can only pass fr so translation for the both the language ( fr-CA and fr- FR ) will remain same.
Bing translation API supports zh-CHS and we can pass CHS with the language code in the API.

So is there any way that we can translate using country code also using Bing Translation API?

Thanks for any help.

September 24, 2014, 6:21 am

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I'm calling Translator Web Service from local program. Thinking that there should be no upper bound onHTTP POST body, I fed in a string of length around 12000. Then exception message says:The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request.

Then I did some tests and found the boundary is around 10X00. If more than this level, server would return the error above.

So is there official explanation of such error and is this really a "defined" value?

Thanks so much for your help!

Best Regards,

September 28, 2014, 10:01 am

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I seem to be encountering an issue when the system boots. Whenever i install my ghrapics card driver (even when using update center) the error from the title appears. It's awkward due to the fact that it only happens when i install my main card driver ( a switchable notebook video card is present - ATI HD 5650 switchable). I contacted HP support as well but i got tired of doing the same hardware tests and wanted to know if you guys can help me out with the error.

Thank you ,

September 29, 2014, 10:06 am

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I noticed that after upgrading my Windows Phone to 8.x, I am not able to copy the translated text with the Translator apps. Before this, I was able to depress the translated text and a copy function will appear. Now this does not seem to work anymore.

I have to send it to OneNote and from there copy it to What'sApp.

Is this a bug or am I doing it wrong?

Thanks in advance!

September 25, 2014, 4:02 am

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I'm not sure if this is just with the Japanese translation... but when using the bookmarklet (which is wonderful mostly btw)... it translates the Japanese... but the English parts of the page get translated into Spanish :D

December 5, 2012, 7:30 am

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I went to the Azure Marketplace website and followed all the instructions from to subscribe to Microsoft Translator and obtain an API key (client ID + secret) for use in Wordfast Anywhere.

Even after several attempts I still can get Microsoft Translator to work in WFA. I've entered the clientID and Client secret in the machine translation setup in WFA but, when I test it, I receive the message: "Test Failed no response from the MT engine the provider has been disabled."

When I'm signed in on Azure Marketplace and when I click on "Data" I get a screen showing that I'm subscribed to Microsoft Translator. Yet, when I click on "My Applications" under "My Account," I get a screen saying "You do not currently have any application subscriptions;" when I click on "My Data." then Microsoft Translator is listed.

Can somebody help me in solving this problem? Thanks.

October 9, 2014, 6:18 pm

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Dear support,

During testing, I found that line feed (\n) and carriage return(\r) can't be preserved after translation. \r\n works, which makes sense to me, too. Although it might sound stupid but newline (this case has to bee CRLF) is my delimiter to concatenate hundreds of entries, and split text to boost performance, and my balance is consumed quickly by the additional character... I found paying for such characters not worth it, but can't sacrifice performance either.

Just curious if there's better solution for this? This is just my personal inquiry, and there's no problem about Translator API at all. :) Thanks very much ahead.

Best Regards,

October 14, 2014, 2:34 am

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Running Word (2013) vba to goto bookmark - get error message 5097

October 16, 2014, 5:35 pm

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Hi, I am new with Bing translate App but I can't use it. Itkeeps sending me this error message:

Argument ExceptionMethod : Translate ()Parameter:Message:The Web token must have a signature at the end.The incoming token did not have a signature at the end of the token.message id=5005.V2_Rest.Translate.2BB8C9DC

I registered my application and get both the client ID and client secret.

Please help me to resolve it.
Thanks in advance

October 21, 2014, 6:12 am

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when will be Croatian language at Bing API ( for partners ) ??

October 22, 2012, 6:42 pm

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I have found that zh-CN and zh-CHS both of them can be used as language code, but why microsoft only tells me only zh-CHS can be used:

Would it make any difference?

October 25, 2014, 10:21 am

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My Fluency Translation Suite 2013 does not recognize the Microsoft Translate credentials. I need help figuring this out.

October 27, 2014, 5:44 pm

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I tried using the Bing Translator widget. It looks simple enough, cut & paste the code. However, I only see the Translator button on the webpage. When I try to click on t, nothing happens (?). Please see error message below. Do you know what's going on? Thanks for the help

Error message:

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; InfoPath.3)
Timestamp: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:33:34 UTC

Message: to is required
Line: 2
Char: 43729
Code: 0

October 28, 2014, 4:50 am

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I have to change my language to other language (ISO 693-1) as an Albanian, Armenian and etc. these language not translate Bing translate api. whats do now? can we have to purchase then whats price?

April 10, 2013, 12:42 am

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I want to translate from English to Bengali .Is it there or any way to do that?

October 28, 2014, 2:56 pm

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There's no Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian support on Bing Translator. I know it's a statement and not a question but I'm really wondering how a language (group) of 22 million people is not supported.

Instead of a rant, I have a constructive suggestion. Is there a way for the native speakers and programmers to help with the development for these languages? It's a shame that these languages are not supported, makes it unusable for many of us.

October 28, 2014, 4:53 pm

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I am using the free version of MS Translator (up to 2m characters/month) in the CAT tool Deja Vu X3. For some reason, when I try to run the machine translator I get the following type of message in every segment:

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1>Argument Exception</h1><p>Method: Translate()</p><p>Parameter: category</p><p>Message: Invalid category

Parameter name: category</p><code></code><p>message id=5


I've checked my Client ID and Client Secret several times and they are both correct. Any ideas about what the problem could be?


October 31, 2014, 4:16 am

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The bookmarklet makes me sad because it could be so good, but still comes up short.

I was using it for a few weeks to translate Twitter since there are a few foreign language accounts I'm on. One problem it has all the time is that it usually gets the source language wrong the first time (goes English to Spanish when it should go Japanese to English). If there was a way to fix this it would be great. The JS to EN default is in the code, but it still would fail a lot until I do several tries.

The ACTUAL best was when Bing Translator was integrated INTO the Twitter aggregation webpageso I could translate only individual tweets. That was THE best. But the bookmarklet is an ok subsitute sort of.

And today it stopped working completely on Twitter.. ! What's happening out there... hello??

I tested it on another site and it still works, so... what's up?

Good luck, people!

November 2, 2014, 10:56 pm

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This is the only reason why I don't use bing translate on my windows phone. Google translate has always supported this function, would be great if it came to bing! It's extremely hard to convert English to Chinese characters and be able to read the output, because you most know what the Chinese character is beforehandto read it. Pinyin is basically the Chinese character in English letters, so people can sound out the character.

November 2, 2014, 10:57 pm


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This is the only reason why I don't use bing translate on my windows phone. Google translate has always supported this function, would be great if it came to bing! It's extremely hard to convert English to Chinese characters and be able to read the output, because you most know what the Chinese character is beforehandto read it. Pinyin is basically the Chinese character in English letters, so people can sound out the character.

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Why do people not use Bing? ›

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Why Bing is blocked in China? ›

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Can Microsoft Translator be used offline? ›

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How do I use Microsoft Translator? ›

How this works
  1. Start. Click on "Start conversation", log in and enter your name and language.
  2. Share. Share the conversation code with other participants, who can join using the Translator app or website.
  3. Speak. Speak or type in your language to communicate with other participants in the conversation.

What is the most widely translated website? ›

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What is the easiest translation app? ›

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