How many characters are deducted when calling `Detect` language API? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I was using this online tool https://datamarket.azure.com/dataset/explore/bing/microsofttranslator to check if the `Detect` API subtracts from the available translation character limit. Based on that test I found that for every call I make to `Detect` API it deducts two characters from our remaining character limit.  Is this a correct observation? I did try this sometime ago and that number seems to vary. Do you have any documentation available that has this information? We are using Translator's paid service.

    Hope to hear from you soon!



    Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:29 AM


All replies

  • Hello Bev,

    'Detect' does not count against your monthly subscription quota. 


    Microsoft Translator team

    Microsoft Translator team - www.microsoft.com/Translator

    Friday, August 29, 2014 1:58 AM
  • Thanks for your reply!

    I did the same test again today, with long and short string. My initial balance is 16M. After detecting a long string string I get 15,999,998 as my remaining characters. Then I detect a word language then refreshing the counter gave me 15,999,996.  So far its consistent with what I have tested the last time. Can you verify?



    Monday, September 8, 2014 1:46 AM
  • The Detect() method in the SOAP, REST or AJAX calls does not subtract from your balance. We recommend using the V2 API at http://api.microsofttranslator.com.

    Chris Wendt
    Microsoft Translator

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:36 AM