Mobile device having human language translation capability with positional feedback

  • US 9,535,906 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2015
  • Issued: 01/03/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile electronic device comprising:

  • a touch sensitive screen;

    a detection component for detecting a change in physical orientation of the mobile electronic device; and

    a translator application operable in multiple physical orientations of the mobile electronic device, the translator application translating between natural languages and the translator application triggered by detecting a change in the physical orientation of the mobile electronic device,wherein in response to the detection component detecting a change in the physical orientation of the mobile electronic device from a first orientation to a second orientation, the translator application;

    causing a translation of a word or phrase from a first language entered via a first virtual keyboard, having characters or symbols from the first language, on the touch sensitive screen into a second language to obtain a first translation, andcausing a display of the first translation and a second virtual keyboard with characters or symbols from the second language on the touch sensitive screen,wherein in response to the detection component detecting a change in the physical orientation of the mobile electronic device from the second orientation back to the first orientation, the translator application;

    causing a translation of a word or phrase entered via the second virtual keyboard from the second language on the touch sensitive screen into the first language to obtain a second translation, andcausing a display of the second translation and the first virtual keyboard,wherein the first language is a default language or is selected by a first user, andwherein the second language is selected by the first user, selected by a second user, or determined by the mobile electronic device.

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