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Amazing translation resource

dolcevita

Amazing translation resource
« on: July 12, 2017, 08:27:27 AM »
I have the Google translate app on my phone and I find it very useful.  However, I've just been reading a review of a Dutch sewing/pattern magazine, Knip Mode, and the writer mentioned a fabulous thing that the app does.  Apparently, you can take a photo and bring it into the app (I haven't looked at the detail yet), highlight any text in the photo that you want to translate and, hey presto, there it is.  She used it to translate the sewing instructions in the magazine from Dutch to English with no typing required.  Amazing.

I can understand why people turn into smart phone zombies with stuff like this on it!

Swisslass

Re: Amazing translation resource
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 11:49:15 AM »
Hub has it on his phone and uses it quite a lot, because once it's translated (instructions mainly) he can capture it as a photo and then enlarge it to make it readable!
I'd like to think I was inspired, but maybe sewing is just hard wired

Sewingsue

Re: Amazing translation resource
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 12:17:45 PM »
I have the Google translate app on my phone and I find it very useful.  However, I've just been reading a review of a Dutch sewing/pattern magazine, Knip Mode, and the writer mentioned a fabulous thing that the app does.  Apparently, you can take a photo and bring it into the app (I haven't looked at the detail yet), highlight any text in the photo that you want to translate and, hey presto, there it is.  She used it to translate the sewing instructions in the magazine from Dutch to English with no typing required.  Amazing.

I can understand why people turn into smart phone zombies with stuff like this on it!
I know all those words are in English and, individually, I recognise them.
Collectively? Not so much  :S

OK I could probably work out how to do most of it on a PC - with a mouse - eventually.
But on my phone?
That tiny screen?

Old woman retires from modern world  :D
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UttaRetch

Re: Amazing translation resource
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 21:36:20 PM »
Nothing is worth viewing on a tiny mobile phone screen.  0_0
What goes around comes around.

b15erk

Re: Amazing translation resource
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 11:08:46 AM »
I could have done with this last week.  DD was translating a knitting pattern into French for a friend, but she is no knitter, so she called me - who has little French, but I can knit.  What a job!

What was this urgent commision?  A dolly's cardigan!!  Some friends are just - well just beyond anything! Grrrr.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Francesca

Re: Amazing translation resource
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 17:06:41 PM »
It's actually one better than taking a photo. You can merely hover the app over the text and it will change before your eyes. I've used it before in shops and such when abroad. Just used my phone camera to ready signs, labels, food packets etc by hovering the camera and looking through the screen.

Acorn

Re: Amazing translation resource
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 20:00:34 PM »
Magic!   :o
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Amazing translation resource
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 20:40:59 PM »
Oooh will have to check that out.  I have copied and pasted before.  But that sounds easier.  It doesn't always translate properly but I can often get the gist.