অবশেষে! Bangla language comes to Microsoft Translator

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There are a lot of languages in the world — there are many you probably have never heard of before. Many people think each country uses just one language, and that is it. This is far from the truth, however. Canada, for instance, uses both English and French. Heck, despite English being predominate (for now), the United States doesn’t even have an official language!

In the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the most spoken language is Bangla. Despite the South Asian country being the eighth most populous in the world, for whatever reason, Microsoft Translator did not support the language. Today this changes, however, as the Windows-maker finally (অবশেষে) adds support.

“With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).  Businesses can also easily integrate the Translator text API in their business processes such as customer support, web localization, training or internal communication.  The API can also add native translation support for solutions businesses market for industries such as manufacturing, retail, education, gaming, or government services,” says Microsoft.

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The Windows-maker further says, “With the Microsoft Translator live feature, whether in the Translator apps or on the web at http://translate.it, users can also translate speech from any of the nine supported languages to Bangla. This is particularly useful in the context of presentations where Bangla-speaking audiences are not familiar with the language spoken by the presenter. The audience can then ask questions to the presenter, in Bangla, by typing the questions directly on their device.”

Do you or someone you know speak Bangla? Will this addition by Microsoft make your life better? Tell me in the comments.

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