References - Web Translator

Description: Web Translator is a little widget that lets you translate any web page to and from ten different languages using AltaVista's Babel Fish translator and/or Google's Translation service. So when you come across a page that's written in a different language, Web Translator is the widget you need.

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Author: tacowidgets
Version: 2.0
New in v2.0: - Now searches Google and Babel Fish.
- Supports text translation.
- New color scheme.
Uploaded on: May 15th 2006 at 11:06 PM
Rating: (3.56 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2348 (all versions), 1037 (this version)
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I get not response when I press translate. A progress wheel would be reassuring, as I don't know if the widget is acting or not. Waiting for a minute produced no translation, so I'm not sure where the problem lies. Great idea, so I hope to see an update soon.

Posted by: alset on Jul 06, 05 (5:46 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Make sure you've entered a URL, and selected the languages from the select menu. If you don't do both of those, it won't do anything.

If it still doesn't work, tell me. I should be able to figure it out.

Posted by: galendw on Jul 06, 05 (6:18 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

could you please explain, how/why this is better than the included translation widget? (I'm asking an honest question by the way, not trying to be rude/sarcastic/etc)

Posted by: jonlink on Jul 28, 05 (4:33 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

oh, crap. i just realized how its different-- it translates urls.


sorry, i should pay better attention.

Posted by: jonlink on Jul 28, 05 (4:34 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

Babel doesn't translate correctly. Use Google.

Posted by: ZicklePop on Jul 28, 05 (6:38 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

babel or google, you're gonna find mistakes-- you need a human to get a perfect translation. bablefish is adequate.

i can't say i understand your rating if it's based on that one complaint.

Posted by: jonlink on Jul 29, 05 (3:18 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

I wasn't aware that Google had a translator. Maybe in a future version I'll include an option as to which translation to use. (I would of course have to change the name of the widget.)

Posted by: galendw on Jul 29, 05 (7:14 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

How about a translate text and not just a webpage.

Posted by: cgmpowers on Jul 29, 05 (11:22 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

Apple's built in one does that.

Posted by: pm (Administrator) on Jul 30, 05 (9:50 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

Very nice job! Every once in a while I come across a site, thinking, "what the heck?", but this should do the trick. However, I do wish it would also search Google, as I prefer Google's translation services over BabelFish (not that either one is great at website translation, though). Any chance of seeing that in the next version?

Posted by: mkdublin on Oct 15, 05 (2:43 PM) for version 1.2 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Great help for me as a student! I prefer BabelFish German translations

Thank you!!

Posted by: vanson on Oct 15, 05 (7:29 PM) for version 1.2 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Nice Widget smiley

Posted by: JesseJames on May 20, 06 (12:21 PM) for version 2.0 (current version)  

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