Scan Foreign Language Text and Translate it to English on Microsoft Lumia 535

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to scan text in a foreign language and translate it into English using a Microsoft Lumia 535.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button on the right side of the phone.
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    We're going to swipe the lock screen up to reveal the Home screen.
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    In order to scan a document or text in a foreign language, we need to use the Lumia Camera application, so locate that.
    It may be on your Home screen in a different position.
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    If it is not on your Home screen, you can find it in the App menu by swiping to the left.
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    Once Lumia Camera has loaded, we need to press the menu button, which is the ellipsis, or three dots, at the bottom right corner of the screen.
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    Now, we're going to press lenses.
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    Next, we are looking for the Bing Vision lens, so press that.
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    My phone is scanning for QR codes at the moment, but if I put some text in front of it, it will acknowledge that and identify that there is text there.
    It will then scan the text in a foreign language and translate it to English when I select that. We have some text here in Spanish. Now, we want to press the scan text button at the bottom of the screen on the left side.
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    The scan is successful, as you can see from the rectangles now surrounding each of the words.
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    It has scanned the text correctly, so now we want to press the translate button at the bottom left of the screen.
    It will translate the text from Spanish to English. This will automatically happen if English is the selected language. If the language on your phone is different, it will automatically translate it to the language that has been set up on your phone.
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    You can see now that the text is all in English.
    If we press on it, we can turn some of the words on or off, depending on what is needed. We can also move the text up and down by holding and dragging it.
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    If we want to translate it to a different language, we can tap at the top left of the screen where it says Spanish to English.
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    A list of languages will appear, and you can choose which one to translate the text to.
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    Surprisingly, there is no option to copy this translation or to move it somewhere.
    The only way we can copy it is to do it manually, which is to take a screen shot. To do that on the Microsoft Lumia 535, we need to press the power button and up on the volume button at the same time. This is the only way possible to actually record this translation.
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    We can go ahead and take a screenshot by pressing the power button and volume up buttons.
    It will make a click as it takes a picture of the screen, and it will say Saving to Screenshots at the top left corner of the screen.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to scan text in a foreign language and translate it into English, and then also how to save that translation.
    If you have any questions or comments about this video, you can leave them in the comment section below. You've been watching VisiHow.
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I need my Facebook, it is part foreign and part English, to be back to English?

Change it all back to English: it is partly foreign. I cannot understand it.

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    Set your languages to English by clicking "Edit" next to each field.
    You may leave "Which languages do you want automatically translated" without a language setting. Click "Save changes" each time you make changes.
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    You may need to reopen Facebook in order to apply the changes.
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