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Errors with Translator API (Descrpancy with results from Bing Translator and Microsoft Translator API‏) RRS feed

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  • I've a student developer exploring Microsoft Translation API from Flash Builder (for Mobile) or AS3 using I suppose best description would be AJAX.
    Miraculously I somehow have got translations returning.

    Here is an actual example to test with (on topic with the thread)...

    As a developer I'm attempting to use XML to encapsulate multiple translations at one time.
    These are initially simple menu items titles.

    Bing translator...
    <td>
    <obj>
     Options
    </obj>
    <obj>
     Timer
    </obj>
    <obj>
     Users
    </obj>
    </td>
    returns...
    which despite the confusion of Options is the desired result...
    <td>
    <obj>
    Options
    </obj>
    <obj>
    Minuterie
    </obj>
    <obj>
    Utilisateurs
    </obj>
    </td>

    However the Microsoft API returns...
    <td>
      <obj>
        Options de
      </obj>
      <obj>
        Timer
      </obj>
      <obj>
        Les utilisateurs
      </obj>
    </td>
    which is totally wrong and unusable.

    The big question is why are these different?
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 10:58 AM

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  • I've a student developer exploring Microsoft Translation API from Flash Builder (for Mobile) or AS3 using I suppose best description would be AJAX.
    Miraculously I somehow have got translations returning.

    Here is an actual example to test with (on topic with the thread)...

    As a developer I'm attempting to use XML to encapsulate multiple translations at one time.
    These are initially simple menu items titles.

    Bing translator...
    <td>
    <obj>
     Options
    </obj>
    <obj>
     Timer
    </obj>
    <obj>
     Users
    </obj>
    </td>
    returns...
    which despite the confusion of Options is the desired result...
    <td>
    <obj>
    Options
    </obj>
    <obj>
    Minuterie
    </obj>
    <obj>
    Utilisateurs
    </obj>
    </td>

    However the Microsoft API returns...
    <td>
      <obj>
        Options de
      </obj>
      <obj>
        Timer
      </obj>
      <obj>
        Les utilisateurs
      </obj>
    </td>
    which is totally wrong and unusable.

    The big question is why are these different?

    Monday, December 5, 2011 6:38 PM