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 Post subject: QTranslate
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:05 am 
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QTranslate supports the following translate services:

•Google Translate;
•Microsoft Translator;
•Promt Mobile;
•SDL;
•Yahoo! Babel Fish.

Features:

•Translate text in any application that support text selection (Google Chrome, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Acrobat Reader, Skype, IE and etc.);
•Spell checking;
•Text to speech synthesis;
•Word suggestion/autocomplete (Ctrl+Space);
•History of translations (Ctrl+H);
•Virtual keyboard;


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Download installer @ http://quest-app.appspot.com/QTranslate.2.3.1.exe and run. Accept license, choose installation directory and finally portable mode.

Requirement: Windows 7/Vista/XP, Internet connection.

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:50 am 
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Good add -- looks very useful.

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:10 pm 
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I like it, very handy. Thanks for the post.

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:53 pm 
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QTranslate is updated to V3.1.0

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Finally sat down to really test it and this program is fantastic -- a must have for anyone learning a language (including English). Apart from some possible hotkey collusions (addressed below) I really can't think of anything the program is missing. As its a front-end for web translation services, it of course requires internet connection.

  • Includes aability to change default text size, and autodetection of the language in use
  • Lets you switch easily and dynamically between several major translation services, supports all major languages and quite a few minor ones
  • Settings can be reached by right-clicking the tray icon
  • Hotkeys (lookup, web search, and listen to text) are global and very useful. You select a bit of text and press the hotkey -- works great. However, I recommend switching to something rarely used. For example, the default look-up is Ctrl+Q, which has a very different function in some programs. I switched it to ctrl+shift+,

Sidenote: Its unlikely that has anything to do with QTranslate, but for some reason, the audio translation seemed to work much better in Google than Microsoft's. The translation was remarkably clear and easy to understand in the previous and flat with blips in the latter.

License: Freeware

RAM: 8 megs
Disk: 470 k

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:08 pm 
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Does it speak all text to you? For me it stops about 100 characters (in both panes). Or is it by design to save bandwidth?

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:16 pm 
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tproli wrote:
Does it speak all text to you? For me it stops about 100 characters (in both panes). Or is it by design to save bandwidth?

Verified. Both the Google and Microsoft translators stop at the same place, and I have no doubt its for bandwidth reasons.

Edit: ... and that the limitation is independent of QTranslate. There's nothing on the site about it, but if you type in too many characters on the Google Translate site, the speaker button disappears.

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:57 am 
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Thanks, I haven't thought it could be something on the GT page.

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:54 am 
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I added QTranslate to the database. If you like it or find it useful, you can vote here.

Contrary to what I thought, Microsoft's translation service is very good, and often better than Google Translate, at least from/to Spanish. On the other hand, Yahoo! Babel Fish is practically useless.


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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Cheers :D

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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
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I am Baas wrote:
@lautrepay

Cheers :D

My pleasure. Thanks to Checker for the corrections! (How did I forget the step 4?)


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 Post subject: Re: QTranslate V.2.3.1
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:29 pm 
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I found reading the entry a little disruptive with the listing of multiple hot key functions in the text, so I moved those down to a separate part. I know we're not really in the habit of listing all of a program's shortcuts, but want to keep them in in this case as that's one the major attractions to this program.

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