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Translator

Translator

Submitted By Robert Gerlach (Sovok)

Description

Translates text and words using the services from Google, Dicts.info and AltaVista.

Usage: %_tr{from_language, to_language, your text}

Example: %_trshow{de, en, ich mag kekse.}

You can:
  • send the translation with %_tr
  • don't send, just show it in a Growl bubble with %_trshow and
  • copy it to your clipboard with %_trcopy

Get Growl (if you haven't already)


from_language and to_language are these language codes:

en or english
de or german
fr or french
es or spanish
it or italian
ru or russian
nl or dutch
pt or portuguese
ja or japanese
ko or korean
zh or chinese
zh-TW (Chinese Traditional)
zh-CN (Chinese Simplified)
ar or arabic
afrikaans
albanian
croatian
czech
danish
esperanto
estonian
faroese
fijian
finnish
frisian
hebrew
hiligaynon
hindi
hungarian
icelandic
indonesian
interlingua
inuktitut
japanese romaji
kurdish
kurdish kurmanji
kurdish sorani
latin
malay
maltese
manx
marathi
norwegian
pali
papiamento
sanskrit
slovak
sranan
swahili
tagalog
thai
turkish
urdu
walloon
welsh
yucatec
zulu

A single word gets translated via Dicts.info, a sentence with Google or AltaVistas BabelFish (for englishdutch).

Not every combination of languages is possible. Try them out or look here for Dicts' dictionaries and here for Googles.

Translation of single words between 60+ languages will work soon.

If it stopped working, write a comment or mail me at rob at robsite dot de.

Changes

2.1.1 - Works again

2.1 - Fulltext translation dutch-english via BabelFish + some small fixes

2.0 - New single-word dictionary with 55 languages + growl support + copy to clipboard

1.1 - Works again

1.0 - Unicode/spécial châracters are working now!

Comments

You can reply to individual comments by clicking the "Reply" link next to each.

# by neko on 04/23/07 at 00:28:34

42 points for your icon :)

# by highpass on 04/23/07 at 08:25:00

No Dutch? No deal!

Otherwise good plug - especially the Hitchhikers style icon ;)

# by tasmanian_devil on 05/23/07 at 22:19:13

yah. No dutch? No deal! buts its good besides that.

# by willybnl on 07/10/07 at 14:24:34

Dus je vindt het nu perfect werken?

Mocht je willen meewerken trouwens aan het open-source woordenboek systeem (internationaal op dicts.info) en ben je Nederlandstalig, kijk dan op http://www.woordenboek.eu/helpmee/ .

# by Sovok on 05/25/07 at 15:09:44

de nederlandse werken nu, hebben pret :)

# by 10cc on 04/24/07 at 14:22:45

Duggie Adams would be proud of you.

# by Fruzion on 04/24/07 at 22:00:11

May he Rest in Peace, on of the true brilliant men of his time

# by tasmanian_devil on 05/23/07 at 22:19:33

Who is Duggie Adams?

# by delight1 on 05/12/07 at 01:41:10

i believe that this is now broken... at least i am now have problems with it (it had work)

example output now:
avez-vous vu le manuscrit de traducteur pour l'adium ? Arabic to English BETAChinese to English BETAChinese (Simplified to Traditional) BETAChinese (Traditional to Simplified) BETAEnglish to Arabic BETAEnglish to Chinese (Simplified) BETAEnglish to Chinese (Traditional) BETAEnglish to FrenchEnglish to GermanEnglish to ItalianEnglish to Japanese BETAEnglish to Korean BETAEnglish to PortugueseEnglish to Russian BETAEnglish to SpanishFrench to EnglishFrench to GermanGerman to EnglishGerman to FrenchItalian to EnglishJapanese to English BETAKorean to English BETAPortuguese to EnglishRussian to English BETASpanish to EnglishSuggest a better translationThank you for contributing your translation suggestion to Google Translate.

command for ^ was "%_tr{en, fr, have you seen the translator script for adium?}"

# by Sovok on 05/12/07 at 18:55:25

Should be fixed now with v1.1, thx for the info.

# by Daveecee on 05/21/07 at 01:16:34

This would be even better if it translated Old English ;)

# by glac on 06/05/07 at 12:38:02

HI
%_trshow{from_en, to_fr, best job}
%_trshow{from_en, to_fr, job}

Not work,
says :
-----------------------------
No translation found for ¨best job¨
No translation found for ¨job¨
-----------------------------
What can I do?

# by Sovok on 06/05/07 at 12:45:11

"from_lang" stands for the whole language.
So use:

%_trshow{en, fr, best job}
%_trshow{en, fr, job}

# by Mxwllsmrt4 on 10/02/07 at 02:37:34

hmmm isn't working for me anymore


used to use it all the time.

# by Sovok on 10/02/07 at 08:57:26

Seems to work for me. Maybe one of the translation servers crashed.
If it still doesn't work: what languages do you use?

# by xCaliforniaCastawayx on 01/29/08 at 21:14:34

I just installed this and it's not working at all... I've tried converting english to french and german and nothing comes out... help? lol

# by Sovok on 01/29/08 at 22:19:38

Yeah, Google changed their translation page a bit. Should work again with 2.1.1

# by fisious on 02/11/08 at 03:37:18

Not working for me.

# by benmerrill on 06/25/08 at 05:56:07

Traditional Chinese:

%_trshow{zh, en, 您叫什麼名字?}
No translation found for "您叫什麼名字?"

%_trshow{zh-TW, en, 您叫什麼名字?}
No translation found for "您叫什麼名字?"

Simplified Chinese:

%_trshow{zh-CN, en, 您叫什么名字?}
No translation found for "您叫什么名字?"

%_trshow{zh-CN, en, 您叫什么名字?}
No translation found for "您叫什么名字?"

Translating from English to Chinese works fine, traditional or simplified.

%_tr{zh-CN, en, 您叫什么名字?}
This just sends the message in Chinese.

All of the above should work I think, since it works in Google translate.

I appreciate all of your hard work.

# by yumeiki on 09/16/08 at 12:12:49

Hi! Tnx for this cool eXtras.
I've noticed that %_tr conflict with %_track iTunes, then you can see "ack" instead of the track's name played.
:)

# by realityloop on 05/17/10 at 06:57:15

This isn't working at all as of Adium 1.4b8, which I just tried it on, I'd try and fix it myself but I don't know Python at all.
Any chance of an update?

# by realityloop on 05/17/10 at 07:19:10

this may help: http://github.com/pkrumins/xgoogle (Python Library for Google Translate)

# by BadCRC on 06/21/10 at 14:36:18

any solution for adium 1.b8? How can i edit the script?

thanks...

# by jowie on 07/11/11 at 18:54:26

Doesn't appear to be working for me, even the example posted doesn't work:

Example: %_trshow{de, en, ich mag kekse.}

I am on 10.6.8 running Adium 1.4.2...

Thanks :)

# by thelt on 08/19/11 at 21:14:02

DO NOT TRUST THIS PLUGIN. It uses unreadable applescript files. There is no way to verify that it's not recording all your keystrokes and then sporadically sending them out.

Moreover: THIS PLUGIN DOES NOT WORK.

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Current Version: 2.1.1
Last Updated: 01/29/08
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