Lately, Microsoft has been blazing the path in Lingua Franca, championing and touting their ability to translate To and From Klingon. All Star Trek fans went wild of course. Now they are bringing the joy of the Translator to Windows 8 via the Bing Translator app.

The Bing Translator App for Windows is your companion when you need to quickly translate what you are looking at. Use your camera or just type the text you want to translate. Text and camera translation work offline with downloadable language packs, so you can get the power of Bing Translator on-the-go, even when you don’t have an Internet connection.
Text translation – Type and translate text into more than 40 languages.
Camera translation – Translate signs, menus, newspapers, or any printed text with your device’s camera in an instant.
Text to speech – Hear translations spoken with a native speaker’s accent.
Offline translation – Translate when you are not connected to the Internet and when you want to avoid expensive data roaming charges by using downloadable offline language packs.
Translate from anywhere – Translate text from other Windows Store apps using the Share charm. Just select and share
Multitask with Snap View – Translate quickly while doing other tasks by snapping Bing Translator to the right or  left of your screen.