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Bing Translator app now available for Windows 8, uses a webcam to translate text

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Microsoft's Bing Translator app has long been available for Windows Phone, but it's arriving on Windows 8 this week. Like its Windows Phone counterpart, you can translate content through text and even a webcam. The application lets you simply point a camera at printed text and automatically overlays the translated text on top.

Microsoft has added offline support to Bing Translator for Windows 8 too, meaning you can download certain languages and use them when you don't have a Wi-Fi connection. The app makes full use of Windows 8 by integrating with the Share Charm so you can highlight any text in another Windows 8 app and translate it quickly. Bing Translator for Windows 8 is available immediately in the Windows Store.