A device (e.g., a mobile phone, a camera device, a smart display, a tablet computer, a laptop computer, a desktop computer, a gaming system, a media player, an e-book reader, a television platform, a vehicle infotainment system or head unit, etc.) may display useful information such as a translation, definition, and/or description of text selected on the device by a user. The user may select text, such as a character, word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, passage, etc. on the device (e.g., by using a long press, drag, tap, click, or other gesture or input) to cause a language identification module to identify the language of the selected text and determine whether the language of the selected text is a language the user understands. If the language identification module determines that the language of the selected text is not a language the user understands (e.g., based on a system language, user preferences, etc.), a dictionary module and/or other module for displaying information related to the selected text may display a translation, definition, and/or description of the selected text in a non-obtrusive manner on the device (e.g., the translation may be in-line with the selected text, positioned above the selected text, positioned below the selected text, etc.).
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Zilka, Lukas; Jurewicz, Jacek; Toki, Abodunrinwa; and Althaus, Jan, "DISPLAYING INFORMATION RELATING TO SELECTED TEXT", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 10, 2020)