Now, Android, iPhone app translates Spanish, Italian, French to English using mobile camera
London, July 10 (ANI): A new app for Android and iPhone has been formed that translates various languages into English (or vice-versa) with the help of your mobile's camera lens, according to a report.
The new app WordLens uses phone's inbuilt camera to recognise text that is viewed through the lens, and then translating them to English.
Otavio Good, one of the developers behind the Word Lens, told TechCrunch that the app uses text recognition to work out what the word or phrase is, and then automatic translation software translates it into the new language.
The translation is then pasted over the original location, practically in real time.
"It tries to find out what the letters are and then looks in the dictionary. Then it draws the words back on the screen in translation," The Daily Mail quoted Good, as saying.
The app has been available on the iPhone with Spanish translation for about 18 months, but is now available on both major smartphone platforms with the new range of languages including French and Italian.
Good added that they are considering a reader for the blind, which would read out loud the words the app sees on signs.
According to the report, Word Lens is slightly similar to Google's own application called 'Google Goggles', which lets users take a picture of a phrase and then search the web using that word. (ANI)
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