Cellphone takes the confusion out of foreign menus

时间:2019-03-01 11:02:02166网络整理admin

IF YOU think you are ordering ice cream from a foreign menu, you don’t want to end up asking for a plate of sheep’s eyes by mistake. A cameraphone Nokia plans to launch next year will set you straight. Snap a picture of, say, a dessert menu and the phone will recognise the characters and translate the words within a few seconds (www.tinyurl.com/3xryg6). The prototype shown to New Scientist can translate 9000 Chinese and 600 Japanese food-related words into English, with more language versions to follow. Another Nokia utility, called Point and Find,