Translanguage OCR is an open source Android application that translates text images into other languages.
***NEW - IMAGE PRE-PROCESSING INCREASES ACCURACY OF RESULTS***
Easy to learn Chinese by using the Pinyin feature. Simply take a picture of Chinese characters, wait for the recognition and the pinyin will be displayed along with the translation.
Visit http://www.ece301.com/translanguage-ocr.html to download the code and instructions on how to use it.
Translanguage OCR gives you a powerful word and phrase translator in the palm of your hand. Traveling to a country and can't read or spell the language? Simply take a picture and wait for the translated results. Studying a new language? Translation is just a click away!
How do I use it?
Using the touch screen, adjust the rectangular box to fit the text that you need for translation. Change the languages parameters and snap the picture using the camera button. If it is too dark, use the flash button to turn on your phone's flash and use it as a flashlight.
Language packs are downloaded on a need basis and only once. Chinese, Japanese and Korean are big language packs and is recommended that Wifi is used to download these language packs.
If the app does not work, please fill the bug report and I will do my best to fix things right away. Do not just rate the app 1 star and say it doesn't work. It is hard to test this app on all devices as a single developer.
Added pre image processing to increase recognition accuracy.
Pinyin text for Chinese characters.
Choose from over 25 languages.
Use flash when its too dark.
Choose a region of the picture to translate.
Fixed some images.
Fixed service crash.
Fixed android 2.2 version crash.
Fixed camera focus crash for some devices.