Well this is cool, my former colleagues at Skype have just introduced real-time translation for Skype calls! Skype Translator means you can chat with someone in another language that you don’t know – this could be huge!
Microsoft just announced a Preview of Skype Translator and here’s how they are describing it (the Preview requires you to register and currently only runs on Windows 8).
How it works – Speak another language without learning another language. Simply set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language to you and start talking.
✔ Your conversation is translated into their language in real time.
✔ What they say is translated back in your language.
✔ An on-screen transcript of your call is displayed.
✔ Instant message chats in 45 languages can be translated.
Here’s a demo video from Microsoft demonstrating Skype Translator doing real-time translation between English and German inside a Skype video call:
Last modified: November 4, 2014