Google adds instant Japanese translation to Translate's iPhone camera-based Word Lens

 Google Translate has received an update may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created that adds support for Japanese to the iOS app’s augmented reality Word Lens feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to, one that allows users to see Japanese may refer to: Something from or related to Japan, an island country in East Asia Japanese language, spoken mainly in Japan Japanese people, the ethnic group that identifies with Japan through words and phrases replaced by English equivalents when viewed through an iPhone or iPad’s camera.

The Word Lens function may refer to effectively allows for instant translations via the camera, with recognized text overlaid in the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both‘s live view by another selected by the user may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications. The app is extremely useful for travelers needing quick translations of signs and menus, with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), translations all performed on the mobile device without requiring a data connection.

Google advises the app was previously capable of performing translations is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text from Japanese to English via the camera, but only by taking a photograph and highlighting text may refer to: Text & Talk (formerly Text), an academic journal Text (literary theory), any object that can be “read” Textbook, a book of instruction in any branch of study Religious text, a writing areas that need to be translated. In today’s update, this option is still available, but enables the live Word Lens or LEN is a common first name, and also may refer to function for the language.

The feature is meant for brief phrases and words linguistics, a word is the smallest element that can be uttered in isolation with semantic or pragmatic content (with literal or practical meaning), to convey the general meaning of the message rather than an exact translation. It is possible to get a live translation for a long passage of text, but the translation is likely to be inaccurate and disjointed when viewed in this way.

Word Lens was originally its own standalone app, but Google acquired developer Quest Visual in 2014 before quickly incorporating the app’s technology into Google Translate. Shortly before the acquisition, Word Lens was promoted in an ad for the iPhone 5, with the “Powerful” commercial briefly demonstrating the app translating a road sign sign is an object, quality, event, or entity whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else for the user.

The addition of Japanese support may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical means the app can now translate text live through Word Lens in 30 languages. Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware Translate is also able to translate a total of 103 languages by typing, and has offline translation abilities for 52 languages is the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so, and a language is any specific example of such a system.

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