Microsoft Translator Edge Extension Help

  1. How do I translate a page using the Translator extension?
    • Navigate to a foreign language webpage you want to translate
    • Click on the translator icon in the address bar
    • Select the language you want the page translated to
    • Click on Translate this page
  2. How do I translate some text instead of the whole page?
    • Select the text on the page you want to translate
    • Right-click over the selected text
    • Click on "Translate this text" in the context menu
    • The text will translate to your default translate-to language. See How do I change the language? to see how to change this
  3. Why don't I see the Translator icon?

    The Translator icon will only be visible on webpages where the language of the webpage is different from your user language. If the webpage is in the same language as your user language, the icon will not be visible.

    To always show the Translator icon in the address bar, click on Settings --> Extensions --> Translator for Microsoft Edge --> Options and select "always show Translator icon in address bar"

  4. How do I change the language the page translates to?

    By default, the language the page will translate to is the user language (the language Windows is installed in). To change the language the page translates to, click on Settings --> Extensions --> Translator for Microsoft Edge --> Options and change the translation language

  5. Some parts of the page are not translating

    Sometimes ads or content taken from other webpages will not translate correctly while translating a page. To translate selected content, refer to #2 How do I translate some text instead of the whole page?

    If the page still doesn't translate, help us debug your issue by sharing the URL and a screenshot of the problem at the Translator for Microsoft Edge feedback page

  6. Nothing happens when clicking the Translate button

    If clicking on the icon and selecting "Translate" doesn't translate the page successfully, help us debug your issue by sharing the URL and the language you were translating to at the Translator for Microsoft Edge feedback page

  7. How do I get my language supported?

    We add new languages periodically. In the process of adding a new language to the automatic translation system, the most important learning material is existing high-quality translations - the same text in two languages.

    A significant amount, typically 1+ million words of this type of text, is needed to build a reasonable-quality automatic translation system for a particular language pair. Find out how automatic translation works.

    If you have access to this type of text, or to a community committed to adding a new language, we offer free use of the Microsoft Translator Hub. Languages such as Hmong, Maja, Otomi, Welsh, and even Klingon have been added to the Microsoft Translator service by using the Hub.

    To see an example of how a community can use the Microsoft Translator Hub you can watch this Hmong community video.

  8. Some of the translations are incorrect

    Results from automatic translation are not as reliable as human translations. Additional information from you will help us improve future translations.

    To give feedback about an incorrect translation, please go to our Translation Quality feedback page. There you can tell us about the incorrect translation and let us know how we can improve it. The more specific your comment is, the easier it will be to improve.

  9. More Help

    For additional help with the Microsoft Translator Edge Extension, please visit our Feedback and Support page.