Google Inc. is working on software that translates text captured by a phone camera, reports the Associated Press. At a demonstration Feb. 16 at Mobile World Congress, a cell-phone trade show in Barcelona, an engineer shot a picture of a German dinner menu with a phone running Google's Android software. An application on the phone sent the shot to Google's servers, which sent a translation back to the phone. There was no word on when the software would be available. Software that translates text from pictures is already available for some phones, but it generally does the processing on the...

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