With this addition, users can now translate to and from Tamil through Bing Translator website, Microsoft Translator apps, PowerPoint add-ins, and API on Azure in over 60 text translation languages and 10 speech translation languages.
If you are a Tamil speaker, the Microsoft Translator app can listen to people speaking in another language and translate it into Tamil text for the user.
"One of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world, Tamil is spoken by over 70 million native speakers within the Indian subcontinent and across the globe. Tamil is an official language in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Sri Lanka, and Singapore, and is also prevalent in Malaysia. We are excited to announce that Microsoft Translator now supports Tamil Translation along with over 60 languages worldwide," the blog post said.
The new addition will enable Tamil users get directions, order food at restaurants, using the built-in Phrasebook feature. Users will also be able take photos of restaurant menus, signs, and brochures and see their translations in Tamil.
With Microsoft Translator app, the user can also translate text on other apps on Android smartphones by highlighting the text to get it translated to their preferred language.
"With Presentation Translator for PowerPoint you can display subtitles automatically translated in Tamil live during your PowerPoint presentation. You can also translate to and from Tamil to over 60 other languages in Outlook with the Translator for Outlook add-in; on web pages with Translator for Microsoft Edge; and even entire documents on Microsoft Word," the company's blog post adds.
Besides Tamil, Microsoft Translator also supports Bengali and Hindi.