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Author Topic: instant on-demand translation needed  (Read 2793 times)

kalos

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instant on-demand translation needed
« on: November 02, 2007, 03:49:59 AM »
hello

I come accross text in various languages in webpages, text documents, etc

I really want to be able to get an instant translation of a word as I read the text, instead of having to open a translation webpage or program and search there

I was thinking something like to be able to highlight some text and with a keyboard shortcut or a context menu entry to display the translation in a pop up near the highlighted text

has anyone come across such tool?

thanks

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Re: instant on-demand translation needed
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 04:01:36 AM »
<a href="http://www.sridharkatakam.com">My blog</a>

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Re: instant on-demand translation needed
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 05:29:31 AM »
thanks!

this is very nice, exactly what I was looking for

the only problem is that it's not freeware :( and it seems to consume lots of sys resources

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Re: instant on-demand translation needed
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 06:09:27 AM »
http://www.lingoes.net/  these people offer a free translator program, worth a try, i dont know how good it is but it seems to work as far as i can tell.

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Re: instant on-demand translation needed
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 06:24:18 AM »
thanks

there is also http://wordweb.info/free/ JFYI

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Re: instant on-demand translation needed
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 06:28:00 AM »
babylon uses 3k memory, wordweb 5k and lingoes 1k

I liked lingoes very much, but I can't manage to make the "cursor translation mode" to work (to trigger translate with a mouse click)

also, I doesn't have all the languages I need and it's not that configurable :(
« Last Edit: November 02, 2007, 06:30:22 AM by kalos »

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Re: instant on-demand translation needed
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 08:55:34 AM »
I've used WordWeb Pro 5 for a year or more. It's great  :Thmbsup: but I don't see how it figures into the translation question.
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