Skype users to get real-time language translating tool

Instant translation of foreign languages on Skype has moved a step closer.

Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.

It follows more than 10 years of investment, according to Microsoft.

Rory Cellan-Jones put the technology to the test with María Romero García, a language consultant.