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The Photocopier that Translates

Translating Photo Copier

Fuji Xerox have come up with a very neat twist on the traditional photocopier, their new prototype can translate on the fly.

The translatocopier (okay I made that word up) currently supports English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. When a document is scanned it automagically differentiates diagrams from text which it then translates maintaining the original layout.

I’ve used a fair few automated translating services in the past and they’ve always seemed a bit quirky and come out with some very strange sentences so I’m not sure if this will be more gimmicky than useful but I hope it gets past the prototype stage.

Found via Digital World Tokyo via Uber Review.