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  • Upcoming iPhone App to Offer English to Arabic Speech Translation
    Sakhr Software, a company known for it's expertise in English to Arabic (and vice-versa) speech translation is all set to release an iPhone app!



    This upcoming application, developed by Sakhr Mobile and Dial Directions (a company acquired by Sakhr Mobile sometime back) offers really freaky neat speech translation from English to Arabic (and vice-versa), unlike many services which are a total mess even for the text translation - Google do you hear that? It scans the Arabic words and then simply translates them. Small phrases like "The prime minister will form a new government" (holy crap) can be pretty easily translated.

    The app obviously has great use for the government but it can help the end consumer to a real great extent as well! In fact, Sakhr has already been providing this service to U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice so we have no reason to doubt their experience of the market.

    [FastCompany]

    Thanks JazJon for the tip!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming iPhone App to Offer English to Arabic Speech Translation started by sayam View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Nice, would love to see this for many other languages....
    1. L3G4L1Z3's Avatar
      L3G4L1Z3 -
      Why would this be on the front page?
    1. mkvos's Avatar
      mkvos -
      Haha this reminds me of the "Global Voice Translator" feature on the Pomegranate NS08

      Pomegranate | NS08
    1. jetfuel495's Avatar
      jetfuel495 -
      Damn that's pretty neat.
    1. qgshadow's Avatar
      qgshadow -
      First page why?? why not like a more useful translator, spanish english , french english , german english , chinese english...
    1. elementvdz's Avatar
      elementvdz -
      It works better than a lot of other translators, that's why.
    1. pakijawan's Avatar
      pakijawan -
      Quote Originally Posted by qgshadow View Post
      First page why?? why not like a more useful translator, spanish english , french english , german english , chinese english...
      aaaa whats so useful in translating these countries? There just like translating Arabic.But yeah they should consider doing more language,which im sure will come out soon too.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Why frontpage though???

      Btw what happened to "AppleChic"????? She was crap!!!!!! Glad she's gone, I think we all upset her, lmao!!!
      The instructions for 3GS jailbreak should be on front page
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      this would be useful to me. i speak arabic but as a second language. i could totally use this on my next trip overseas. i could also read and write it so it wont be hard for me to read whats on the screen incase i need to. To those asking why is it on front page well its actually an amazing program. arabic is a very hard language to learn and very complicated to spell and know how to pronounce certain words. This could definitely lead to more popular languages like spanish and french or german but dont forget in this day and age arabic is a pretty popular language and could be very useful. dont be so close minded
    1. buddyyou69's Avatar
      buddyyou69 -
      Another "I will never use app" but I guess maybe some other folks might find it great. I still do not think is all that to be front page but hey... Who am I to decide.
    1. S550Benz's Avatar
      S550Benz -
      Who cares if it's on the front page or not why is everybody bitchin wtf just shut up, if you don't like it then don't complain on here and if you want them to make some more different language apps then e-mail them, what a bunch of cry babies lol.
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      +1^^^^ it shows what the iphone can do. i dont see any other phones with this capability so thats one reason and i seen several other reputable websites with this story and nobody ******** about front page.
    1. S550Benz's Avatar
      S550Benz -
      I bet if it were in Spanish or somethin they would've been glad to see it on the front page but just because it's in Arabic they just hate on it, might be a racist thing...
    1. noop's Avatar
      noop -
      nvm, thought I read something different.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Not sure why anyone would have a problem with front page on this - anybody else have a device you can speak into and have it translate to another language? That you got for $99?

      That being said... of course it'd be cooler if it was in more languages, etc - but the concept is frickin awesome.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Well you didn't get for $99 because your paying for the contract too.
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      i think its crazy accurate i never seen anything do it like this. i wish many more languages get included. i come across many different nationalities and interact with so many people i would love to be able to pick up a few phrases. I would love to see russian and german also. But PF you said it perfect show me another device that can do this. thats why its front page. open your minds people its a bigger world than you think. if you leave the country you will see the usefulness to this but of course in other languages also.
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by qgshadow View Post
      First page why?? why not like a more useful translator, spanish english , french english , german english , chinese english...
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      Sakhr Software, a company known for it's expertise in English to Arabic (and vice-versa) speech translation is all set to release an iPhone app!
      Anyway, this is a great story because it really differentiates the iPhone from the other smartphones out there. Nice find sayam. I just wish that they had a general idea for pricing on this.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I think this is a great app. I also would like to see it get more languages. But this is a step for it. It would help with people traveling or just wanting to talk to someone who is local from a different country. We have someone at my work that speaks Arabic and at some points he has a tough time finding the right word for what he wants to say. I can understand him for most of it. Coming to a new country or visiting one people generally find it frustrating to try to figure out the right word that you want to say.
    1. DaMan05's Avatar
      DaMan05 -
      It's on the front page because it's the first of it's kind. If it was English to Spanish real-time translation, would you be questioning why it's on the front page, or are you doing so only because it's Arabic?

      Anyways, this seems shady to me, as the Arabic is so fluent, it sounds like a recording of a man that it's playing back; whereas the English sounds like the generic robot voice.