Crow Translate (online language utility)

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Crow Translate (online language utility)

#1 Post by Midas »

Crow Translate (https://crow-translate.github.io/) is a FOSS multi-platform (Windows and Linux) translation program, distributed under a GPL license.

I haven't tested Crow Translate portability yet but I don't expect it to be natively portable given it's Qt based -- expect the usual Trolltech registry traces -- and absence of mention in the homepage. It is, nevertheless, an interesting software that relies on reputable online engines for translation and, as it claims being able to work from the CLI, it adds something that QTranslate does not.

Crow Translate: a simple and lightweight translator that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing.

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Crow Translate 64-bit only latest release (currently v2.1.0) can be downloaded from github.com/crow-translate/crow-translate/releases.

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#2 Post by webfork »

Great post thanks. Does this require an Internet connection? Meaning does any of it function offline, such as text-to-speech?

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There is already version 2.7.1 and it seems to be portable.
In the program settings you need to check the box: 'Portable mode'

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dmocha wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:17 am There is already version 2.7.1 and it seems to be portable.
In the program settings you need to check the box: 'Portable mode'
You can browse on GitHub the excellent post of smaragdus:
Portable Version [Windows] #74 https://github.com/crow-translate/crow- ... /issues/74
and You can see the screenshot that has posted:
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Links:
• web site: https://crow-translate.github.io/
• GitHub project page: https://github.com/crow-translate/crow-translate
• direct download Windows archive ver 2.7.1: https://github.com/crow-translate/crow- ... 1-win64.7z
• Languages: https://crowdin.com/project/crow-translate

By The Way
• the program works only on x64 systems (Windows, Linux, Linux Debian).
• the program works on x86 and x64 on Linux Red Hat (.rpm)
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#5 Post by Andrew Lee »

Added to the database:

https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=3046

I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked, to be honest. The OCR recognized the region I threw at it 100% after I downloaded the required Tesseract OCR model for English.

Yes, the speech synthesis requires Internet connection. I tested that. It uses one of the web engines (Google, Bing etc.) to perform the text-to-speech.

Surprisingly, I couldn't find any Trolltech registry traces, so it's pretty clean.

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Great. Voted. 8)

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#7 Post by rbon »

Crow Translate rel. 2.9.1 has been released at October 21, 2021
• web site: https://crow-translate.github.io/
• GitHub project page: https://github.com/crow-translate/crow-translate
• GitHub download page for last release: https://github.com/crow-translate/crow- ... /tag/2.9.1
• GitHub direct download portable: https://github.com/crow-translate/crow- ... 1-win64.7z
• GitHub download page for all versions (and with full History): https://github.com/crow-translate/crow- ... e/releases
• only for 64 bit systems
• Portable Freeware database entry: https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=3046

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Windows requires Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2019 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... -downloads to work.
Latest supported Visual C++ downloads are: 'Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022'
• Microsoft download page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... -downloads
• file name for x86: VC_redist.x86.exe
• file name for x64: VC_redist.x64.exe
• Latest version number (July 10, 2021): ver. 14.29.30135.0
• Softpedia: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programmi ... 2017.shtml
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#8 Post by giulia »

Hi
do you trust about this program?
i mean there are many open source software ,without authors or is impossbile to contact them
and many software open source are spy software like audacity (not the last version) but in a prev version
thanks

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#9 Post by Andrew Lee »

Anything that raised your concern about this program in particular?

Firstly, the program is open-source, so you can comb through the source code and compile your own executable if security is important.

Secondly, I don't see the nature of this program as particularly sensitive. It is merely acting as a wrapper for the user to conveniently use cloud-based translation tools. You could just as well fire up your web browser, load up those websites and achieve the same objectives.

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#10 Post by giulia »

hi
just updated , but the portable mode doesn't work
it doesn't save the setting in the file settings.ini , and i have tried to enable the portable mode in the preferences without luck
downloaded crow-translate-2.10.0-win64.7z
does somebody have the same issues?
does somebody have tried to run inside sandboxie?
thanks

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