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November 09, 2004

Translate released

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Small extension that translates web pages (via toolbar button) or selected text (via context menu) from and to different languages. Uses BabelFish and Google translation engines. Works only with Firefox 0.9+.


Posted by Paul Grave at 10:17

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I have a suggestion for this extension, and don't see anywhere else to tell you. It would be nice if you could add another option to include "translate this page" to the right-click context menu, instead of only being able to translate selected text. It would also be great if you could (optionally) specify a default "from" language in the options that would always be used. This would be useful if you only tend to browse sites written in 1 foreign language.
Other than that I think this extension is great :)

Posted by: Alan Clontz at November 10, 2004 03:29 PM

You can also use InterTran translation engine which offers much more languages:


By downloading any of those examples you will figure out in seconds how to implement it.

Posted by: at November 11, 2004 01:05 PM

i had earlier asked in you relase comments about, auto-detect and new tab.

since then i found out that one can add "translate" button to toolbar. if i click on the button it seems to be doing auto-detect, is that correct? or it takes the first language and tries that?
what service does that feature use? what all languages it can auto detect?

i still miss capability to open result in new tab.

hey, sorry if i am asking too many things. you see i love this extension and want to make it the best out there.

keep up the good work.

Posted by: FFuser at November 12, 2004 01:53 AM

Thanks for firefox plugin. Great job!

Posted by: Dzwonki Polifoniczne at November 14, 2004 05:38 PM

Would appreciate a GMAIL invitation if you have any left

i hope dont bother 4 ask u this here and if im doing IM VERY SORRY (o_o)
Also, where could i look for the lenguages into your program does translate ?
sorry about my english

Posted by: at November 15, 2004 02:10 AM

Can I base an extension for currency conversion on your translate extension. It's very similar but instead of translating text I need to translate currency.

Posted by: kristof polleunis at November 25, 2004 03:03 PM

hi, how to switch from babelfish to google ?
bablefish does'nt work, I've got an error 158 !

Posted by: jpp at November 26, 2004 05:21 AM

Am getting error 149 when translating from French to English:
"HTTP request failed with status code: 500 for URL: http://www.msf.fr/site/actu.nsf/actus/sidachine221104?OpenDocument

We're sorry we've encountered an error with your request.
If you think this is a bug we should know about send us e-mail and let us know the following:

* What browser you were using.
* The operating system you are on.
* The type of translation you were trying when this error occurred.

The error encountered is: 149"

Any ideas?

Posted by: warren keen at November 27, 2004 05:55 AM

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