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Twitter now provides Hindi and Urdu translations through Bing

Robert Frost said that poetry is what gets lost in translation. Well we think a lot more is lost with Twitter introducing Hindi and Urdu translations for tweets. We do like it when Internet services do support translations in Indic languages, but we have to ask again why are the translations so bad. The translations are done by Bing's translator, but Twitter themselves admit that the translations by Microsoft are low quality and "often fall below the accuracy and fluency of translations provided by a professional translator" (their words, not ours).   We're introducing Tweet translation with @Bing Translator so you now can read Tweets in multiple languages: https://t.co/qSPtrTcGjp — Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) January 23, 2015 Anyway, Twitter now provides translations in 40 languages through Bing Translator. Twitter added support for Hindi earlier in 2011 when it hit 100 million users. But here's a sample of how tweets translated from Hindi look like. Ouchhh...देश पर बात आते ही जैकलीन ने छोड़ दिया सलमान का साथ http://t.co/sYW6r9bINI#JacquelineFernandez — Oneindia Hindi (@oneindiaHindi) January 23, 2015 Other Indic languages support Google earlier in December 2014 announced that its Google Display Network now supports Hindi ads. This means that advertisers can build campaigns targeting Hindi language sites, using text, image, rich media and video display ad formats, for users who have Hindi as their language for Google products or visit sites on the Google Display Network.  StarSports.com said that it will stream the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in four different languages, including Hindi, English…

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