Tbot commands summary

 

How to install/add Tbot in your Messenger?
 
1. Open your Live Messenger and look for the Add a contact or group icon.
 
 
2.  Add mtbot@hotmail.com as your contact.  Tbot will show up as one of your contacts.
 
 
How to use TBot commands: TBot ?, TBot lang, TBot change
 
1. Type TBot ? to see all the Tbot commands.  You will see the following list of Tbot commands.
 
 
 
2.  To see your current translation language setting, type TBot lang. 
For instance, if you were translating from French to English in your previous session, you will see the following.
 
(If you’re going to use Tbot for the first time, this is not applicable.)
 
3. To change your translation language setting, type TBot change.  Tbot will first show you the list of source languages (FROM languages) as shown below.
You have to select your source language here!!  Otherwise, you cannot move on and Tbot won’t understand any commands.
In other words, commands such as Tbot ?, Tbot lang, etc. won’t work until you select your source language.
 
 
4. Once you select your source language, Tbot will ask you to select your target language (TO language).  Please select your target language.
Again, if you don’t select your target language here, Tbot won’t let you move on.  In other words, commands such as Tbot ?, Tbot set, etc. won’t
work until you select your target language.
 
 
 
 5. Once the source and the target languages got selected, you’re ready to translate.  Start typing any sentences. 
Here is a snapshot for TBot translating from English to Japanese.
 
6.  Now if you want to change your language pairs, you can just type TBot change, and do #3 and #4 above.
     If you want to list all the TBot commands, you can type TBot ?
 
How to use TBot set
One of the TBot commands is TBot set.  This is to set up the language for your user interface, not for your translation language(s). 
For instance, when you type TBot set, you’ll see the language list as shown below.
 
 
If you are a Korean and want to see TBot’s instructions in Korean, you select Korean, so that you can see TBot’s instructions in Korean as shown below.
 
 
 
How to talk to your friend using Tbot?
Imagine the following situation: Takako (who is a speaker of Japanese) has a friend in Portuguese.  Takako cannot speak English.  Her friend, Erik, can speak neither English nor Japanese.  Takako and Erik have no common language.  Tbot can serve as an interpreter for Takako and Erik, so that the two can communicate without any language barrier.
 
[Steps]

(1)   Takako invites Erik, and then invites Tbot.  You’ll see both Erik and Tbot on your conversation pane as shown below.

 

(2) Takako set the language pair using the Tbot command, “Tbot change”.

She set the source language to Japanese and the target language to Portuguese.

 

 

 

(3)   Takako and Erik can start the conversation using Japanese and Portuguese, respectively.

For instance:

 

    

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