Hmmmm .... might need a bit more work!
I was pretty excited about the announcement that Google Translate on Android can now translate Chinese text from the camera - this will be very useful to me (if it works) when I go to China in a couple of months, as my grasp of the Chinese language is only marginally better than my knowledge of the numerous Amazonian native dialects, so I thought I'd give it a go.
My first test results, while amusing, weren't too promising though.
I did a Google search for "Chinese character images" and found this picture which purports to say "Hello World", which I thought would do for a first trial:
Sure enough, I updated my copy of Translate, and the camera option is there when you choose "Chinese" as the "From" language, so I pointed my camera at the screen, snapped a shot, and highlighted the Chinese characters.
And the result?
Unless "Duke spit-feeding" is a traditional Chinese greeting ("Duke-spit-feeding to you, my good fellow!"), I'll rate my first test as a "Fail"!
(Or maybe the first image of Chinese text that I happened upon is a practical joke to rival Monty Python's "My hovercraft is full of eels"?)