Questions tagged [translation]

Translation tools handle the task of translating content in one spoken or written language to another. If your request is for tools to help with this kind of task, this is the appropriate tag. If it is to help make an application suitable to be used in different human languages, please use the [localization] tag instead.

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Word translation tool with mouse click?

I am learning Spanish. And I read texts in Spanish on my computer (normally PDFs) where I want to translate words I don't understand with a click of my mouse. It takes way too much time to copy the ...
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Translation software for documentation

I'm a software developer and my company has a product with a documentation system composed by a (big) number of documents. These pages need to be periodically translated in english or other languages. ...
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Translate a web page on Android from / to English

I need a software that can help me translate web pages from English to other languages and from other languages to English. The software should Have a short way of transferring the web page data to ...
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Manage iOS and Android app localization/translation

I am starting on a project to internationalize and localize a mobile app. The app comes in an iOS and Android version. They are two native apps, so they do not share any code, but obviously they ...
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Versioning system for translations

I am looking for a versioning/tracking system (commercial or free it doesn't matter) to handle the translations of a large number of documents that are constantly under development. The text can ...
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GUI for managing translations in i18n JSON files

We use JSON files in the standard i18n format like: locale-en_US.json { "hello.world": "Hello World!" } locale-de_DE.json { "hello.world": "Hallo Welt!" } Does anyone know a good GUI for ...
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Translation exchange webapp (reward system, translating unrelated strings makes strangers translate your strings)

I have a thousand strings and want them translated to Hindi. I don´t want to pay money and I don't speak Hindi. I am looking for a "translation exchange" platform: I translate unrelated strings into ...
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Translation collaboration software for writing articles

We are interested in translating articles (meaning long paragraphed text) from our language to a few of the more widely used languages in Europe. To that end, I was looking for a way to do the ...
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"Translated foreign pages" has been discontinued. Are there any alternatives to it?

I used to rely on Google's "translated foreign pages" tool, but it was discontinued in May 2013. Are there any other search engines that can retrieve search results in multiple languages using ...
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Word frequency analyzer

I am a translator by night and would like to analyze the texts that I've previously written. Specifically, I'd like to focus the time I spend memorizing vocabulary by knowing which of the "trouble" ...
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Desktop version of/front-end to Google Translate

With Google Translate, I can hold my Android 'phone and translate any text which the camera can see: Now, I have a bunch of Chinese user manuals and would like to scan them in and have Google ...
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Python library for Arabic transliteration, that transliterates to only a-z letters without accents or symbols

Consider this word ميشلين, the correct way to write it in english, is michelline more or less. Using Buckwalter from CLTK , I get my$lyn Using ISO233-2 from that same library, I get myšlyn I'm ...
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Software for active reading

Back in 2009, a promising company named Kno, Inc was founded. They provided an educational textbook reader and later on, even their own single and double screen tablets (see picture). I would love to ...
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Add real-time subtitles during lecture, projected on-screen

Is there software that could be used to allow someone to type a translation of a lecture as it was being given and to display that translation on a projection screen? Requirements: The displayed ...
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Web application for recognizing Russian cursive

My father recently passed away at the age of 92. I found numerous letters written to him in the mid-60s from my grandfather. My father was a prisoner-of-war in the slave camps in Germany and wound up ...
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I need Android program for learning foreign word with ability for adding these words and translations

I need Android app for learning foreign word with ability for adding these words with translations. It will be perfect, if I can manually add some count of words with translations from file, or other ...
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Chrome extension to translate selected text on keyboard shortcut press

I am looking for a Chrome extension that translates the selected text into a selectable language after pressing a shortcut. It should: be free auto detect the selected text's language ask me which ...
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Aligning Chinese and English translations

I have some text in both an English and Chinese translation. I need to align the text, e.g. putting each sentence on separate lines and matching the English lines to corresponding Chinese lines. ...
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Japanese/English speech translator

During my previous visit to Japan (2013) I twice saw an app that was able to translate from (spoken) Japanese to English and viceversa, with acceptable results and performance. One man used an app on ...
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Is there such a thing as a free command line application for Windows which will translate English to Spanish/French etc. without network connections?

I'm not looking for an "API", free or not. Not a service, not something which has to in any way contact the outside world. I want a single application with every freely available dictionary/...
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Open Source Chromium/Chrome extension for translating text selections on right-click

I am looking for a Chromium/Chrome extension that offers translation for text-selections in the right-click context menu. It should be Open Source and support at least english-english (dictionary) or ...
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Should I use gettext for a PHP application?

I'm trying to add i18n support for my open-source PHP project. I've been trying to use gettext, but I am running into some issues which I could see being a problem down the road. For example, the ...
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Software to translate a Russian map to English

I need a website that allows me to type in Russian to English translate because I have the 1990 Russian map that was given to me a long time ago. I would like to look it up what it is and write it ...
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Command line japanese-english machine translation

I'm writing a small app for translating Japanese text to English. The idea is to split the text into paragraphs, machine translate each paragraph and then let user correct the translated text. The app ...
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Automatically translate the words in a Japanese document as I pass the mouse cursor over them

Is there software I can install on my Mac with OS X 10.6.8 which will automatically translate the words on a PDF/Word/Excel(/other) document as I pass the mouse cursor over them? This sort of thing ...
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Vocabulary building browser extension

Are there any extensions for browsers where I can add words and build vocabulary to learn added words later? I currently use Google Translate extension for Chrome, which is very useful. If I read an ...
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A Chrome extension to translate text while writing?

Scenario: Imagining you are composing text in an online editor, be it a blog post, a journal entry or a question on Stack Exchange. You are composing the text in your non-native language and at point ...
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Poedit alternative for WordPress

I need an alternative to Poedit¹ which can suggest translations from an online source. I'm going to use it to translate WordPress (CMS) themes / plugins. The program should be free or open source. My ...
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Translate by moving mouse curser over word (similar to TranslateIt!)

TranslateIt! (for Windows and Mac) can translate words in any place of the desktop (or almost any) under the mouse cursor. The main requirement is that the application can recognize words under the ...
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English to Tamil Translator for Windows application

In my application, I need an English to Tamil Language translator. When the user types in English, I need it to then convert to Tamil language. So I am searching for a translator which can be used for ...
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Offline Japanese to English Translator with Command Line Support

I am looking for a program I can use (either open-source, or free/gratis) to translate a bunch of text files from Japanese to English. There seems to be very little support for this from the ...
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Software to translate text entered in Chrome browser from English to Russian in real-time

Let's say you want to chat with a Russian who doesn't know English, but you don't want to copy and paste text into a translator for every message. How do you translate the English text as you type, ...
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Speech-to-text / Translation app recommendations?

Are there any good (preferably Windows or Android) apps that will do speech-to-text and also translate the text from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English. I know they would not be perfect, ...
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Is there a webapp that can translate obscenities?

Originally Posted on the WebApps community but they suggested it might be off topic and that I should try here instead. I seem to be seeing more and more articles that have great messages but ...
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Translating Web Pages (Plain HTML) in-line

Purpose So I have a web page I want to translate. It's just HTML for the most part, but it's in a language the people I want to read it can't understand. I tried using the dev tools in Chrome to just ...
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English to Greek Translator

I want to translate text from English to Greek. Requirements: Takes English text (copy-pasted) as input, outputs Greek text. Runs on Windows, or online webapp Preferably free, but can pay up to 100 ...
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An open source PDF reader with built in dictionary or plugins?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat for my daily PDF reading and there are a lot of words I need to translate. Now I have to double click > copy > open browser > past > search for meaning > go back to PDF reader. ...
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Translation manager

I am looking for a software where I can add texts and images which are later translated by our translation experts. It would be best if the translators could access it via the cloud for example a web ...
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Is there some program to speak on the micropohone and get the recognized text along with a translation to other language

I'm looking for a sowftware where I can speak to the microphone and get the recorgnized text and also a suggested translation in a different format. The objective is to help people have written online ...
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Alternative for googletrans module in Python

The googletrans module in Python is unstable and closes connections for large texts (ie: above 1000 lines). I want to translate large amounts of texts stored in multiple files. The speed doesn't ...
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Translator software

Is there a software that can translate to your preferred language in while using another software i.e you download a file only to find some text is in Russian. Which software can I get to the text ...
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Community plattform to translate free or open source software

In the past I found web communities where you can upload language files of your own (free / open source) software. And the community will translate it for you and you can monitor the progress, etc. ...
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Software for translation memory

"Translation memory" is software that maintains a database of past translations from a huge repository (typically created by accumulating .po-files from publicly available free software translation ...
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Are there any good projects for converting internet slang to formal English?

Are there any good existing projects to convert internet slang to formal English? The best I could find was slangit.com/translator, but the quality leaves much to be desired. For example, "I ...
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Best ru-en translation library for Python - that is not googletrans

I realise that there are several language translation related questions on SO, but as far as I could tell my question hasn't been asked before. Background I have a project where I need to translate ...
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Translation tool for desktop with glossary

At my job I have to translate a lot of text from one language to an other one. It's a software and procedure manual. This tool I would like to use it also in future. I prefer open source. I'm looking ...
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Looking for react component for inline (live) translations

I am looking for solution to create inline translation similar to that one from magento 1. I was faced with that for many years, but this days we decided to move magento 1 to something more modern. ...
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Is there a free LOCAL "translation blackbox"?

I'm trying to gain the ability to translate any given string in English, into a bunch of other major languages. Or vice versa. It is completely unacceptable for my data to ever leave my computer, so ...
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Looking for word processor/plugin to machine translate selected text segments

I'm basically looking to translate language text embedded in source code. It's about 16.000 lines and 2mil symbols(japanese), so it's a bit of an undertaking. It should be machine translated, the ...
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OCR software with automatic translation

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to swiftly select a portion of my screen, (like the snipping tool does) preferably by hotkey, and then return me the text translated to English. ...