How to sign up for the Microsoft Translator Text API

1: Sign into Azure

2: Subscribe to Microsoft Translator

  • After you sign into Azure, go to the Cognitive Services section
  • Under "API Type", select the Translator Text API
  • In the Pricing Tier section, select the pricing tier that best fits your needs
    • Each subscription has a free tier. The free tier has the same features and functionalities as the paid plans and does not have an expiration date.
    • You can have only one free subscription in your account.
  • Fill out the rest of the form, and select the Create button
  • The subscription is ready for immediate use

3: Authentication key

  • Retrieve your authentication key by going to the menu All Resources > click on your subscription
  • The Key value is used for authentication, keep the Key value confidential. You need the key value when you develop your app

4: Learn, test, and get support

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Translator Hub

Use the Translator Hub tool to customize your translations and create a translation system tuned to your own terminology and style, starting from generic Microsoft Translator statistical machine translation systems. Learn more

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