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Translator to English does translations with a Right Click[Firefox]

Many a times we come across news posts and other articles that are written in some other language but English. Times like this, we normally use Google Translation to get the article translated to English, which to be honest, takes some time. What if you could do it say 3 seconds and no heading over to Google Translate and stuff.

If you’re on Google Chrome, the browser will automatically detect the language and ask whether you’d want to translate it. That’s not the case with Mozilla Firefox. Here’s a useful addon for Firefox that lets you translate any page to English with only a Right Click. It’s called Translator to English. The addon works like a charm and can translate almost any given language to English and it’s super simple to use this addon.

After downloading and installing Translator to English, head over to any page that is not in your native language. Now select the text that you want to translate to English and Right Click to open the context menu. Click on the option Translate Selection to see the magic happen. Sometimes, if you select a huge paragraph the text may not be translated, so it’s preferable to select 2-3 lines for translation. You can see in the screenshots below how accurate the translation is;

The text that you select gets translated on the same page, no refreshes or anything of that sort required. It’s fast, simple and fairly accurate. When I say accurate, I mean you’ll easily understand what the Chinese or German text you wanted to translate means in English. The sentences and grammar will obviously be messed up, so it’s your job to make it clear and understandable.

You can download the Translate to English Firefox addon from over here.

Tell us if you found this add-on useful. What other translator addons you use on your Firefox browser. Have you downloaded Firefox 6 yet?

Kindle Gets Google Translation With Kindlefish

If you happen to own a Kindle E-reader, then you must be knowing that one can’t use Google’s translation services on the device. The Kindle carries the prestigious honor of being the most sold device on the Amazon market. Although it was the Kindle 3 that performed the best, the Kindle too comes from the same line-up, so it’s okay to assume that the Kindle is now owned by a huge population.

Now what if you’re stuck in a situation where you may need to translate something to understand better or if the webpage you want to view is in another language and all you have is your Kindle. You know you can’t use the Google Translation service because that just won’t work on the Kindle. No worries all you Kindle users out there, because a new web app called Kindlefish will save you the trouble. The app is developed by a certain SeattleFlyerGuy.

Know More about Kindle:

  • Amazon Introduced Two New and Better Kindle
  • Amazon Launches Kindle for Web

The whole process is quite simple, and is a very good Google Translate alternative. All you have to do is visit the web client http://kindlefish.t15.org on your Kindle and start translating instantly. It’s obviously not going to be fast, because the Kindle, lets face it, doesn’t have enough juice in it. Kindlefish uses the Google Translate’s prowess and implements it into it’s web client allowing you to use Google translate services. The web app provides about 3 default language options that you would normally use and almost all the languages except a few Asian and those containing non-Latin alphabets.

To use, just visit http://kindlefish.t15.org.

[ Via Lifehacker ]