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Google Boomerang / Re: Is it still functional?
« on: February 24, 2009, 10:10 AM »
Ok, we will try it without waiting 10 minutes between passes.  It is really helpful to know that enabling "Pause Between Passes" can make the difference between successful and unsuccessful use of the program (if that's what's going on).  Maybe you can emphasize the benefits of checking this box in future versions.  In the meantime, we are really enjoying using the program and exploring the results.  It's a great idea for a program.  I have not forgotten to donate and will be sending a donation at the end of this month when I get a paycheck.  Thanks

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Google Boomerang / Re: Is it still functional?
« on: February 24, 2009, 09:54 AM »
Update.  Today so far everything works perfectly.  We are following your suggestions about keeping "Pause between" selected and continuing to wait 10 mins between submissions.  Will keep you posted.  Thanks for your help.  --Alex

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Google Boomerang / Re: Is it still functional?
« on: February 23, 2009, 11:06 AM »
Hi again.  Ok, checking "pause between calls" didn't fix the problem.  For my short sentence, I tried groups of 3 and 5 languages, with "show each step" checked.  In each case, boomerang returns 3 or 5 identical versions of the original, respectively.  I know this is an error from having used google trans many times via Boomerang and on the google site.  No translation is ever identical to the original, esp. in a case like Eng-Kor-Eng, so it seems like something is amiss.  Hope this further info helps...Thanks again.

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Google Boomerang / Re: Is it still functional?
« on: February 23, 2009, 10:59 AM »
Thanks, Mouser.  These tests were performed over several days, with far more than 10 mins between attempts, and many restarts on all 3 PC's where we were trying out Boomerang.  So if 10 mins is the relevant increment, it doesn't seem as if google is blocking us.  I will check "pause between calls" and see if that works.  FYI, another kind of error: even when the "debug" window and the "save file to favorites" show some truncated translation activity, *no* text whatsoever appears in the "Translated text" box.  Strange hu?  Also, at some points, when say 3 languages have been checked, a translation is returned but only for the first of the languages.  This is when the "show all steps" option is checked, and of course in the past this has shown all the steps the program travels in executing its multiple translations.  Thanks again.

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The new version of Boomerang worked the first 5 times I used it, but now there are a lot of errors.  I follow the exact same steps I successfully followed the first 5 times (using only a short sentence as the text to be translated), but now no text appears in the "Translated Text" box after I click "Translate," and "Add to and edit favorites" creates a text file that is similarly truncated--it shows only the original. It looks like Google translator may have changed their program again. Can you check this?  I would really like to use this program!  Thanks.

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Google Boomerang / Problems with New Version
« on: February 23, 2009, 10:32 AM »
The new version of Boomerang worked the first 5 times I used it, but now there are a lot of errors.  I follow the exact same steps I successfully followed the first 5 times, but now no text appears in the "Translated Text" box, and "Add to and edit favorites" creates a text file that is similarly truncated--shows only the original. It looks like Google translator may have changed their program again. Can you check this?  I would really like to use this program!  Thanks.

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