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4 Firefox 3.0.10- firefox addon 4 reading foreign languages?

by stick joe / July 21, 2009 4:01 AM PDT

I have Firefox 3.0.10 and wonder if anyone has some good recommendations for a good firefox add-on that would enable me to translate webpages from their language to English (and can translate as many languages as possible- though I have no specific languages in mind).

What kind of add on I have in mind is something that'll work right on the page I'm on at the time rather than it just linking me to some online translator like Google (because I can simply link to one myself and don't need an add on to do this, if I wanted that option).

Hopefully I've included everything I'd like. If I've left something you and anyone needs more info, let me know & I'll post it in this thread.

Thanks for any help.

P.S. With Vista, I can type some foreign languages, like this :
יקךךםץ Wישא,ד מק'???
So, I'll have it made if I can translate text on webpages too.
Grin

Thanx.

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Add this to above question.......
by stick joe / July 21, 2009 4:07 AM PDT

Also if possible (unless one doesn't exist), I'd like to be able to translate pages that are SSL and https.

Thanx.

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No...

There are extensions where you can click a button and have the page processed by web services such as Google's, but there are no extensions that can simply translate a page by themselves.

Why?
-> Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, et cetera have spent millions of dollars and nearly a decade on imperfect translators. Extension developers do not have those resources.

John

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I wasn't clear enough...here's more info
by stick joe / July 21, 2009 4:34 AM PDT
In reply to: No...

I haven't made myself clear.

I don't care if the addon processes through Google or whatever. I just don't want it being this :

a button which when it's clicked goes to Googles translation page where I then have to paste in the text or webpage url to get it translated.

The above steps would be the same as if I just opened another tab and hit my Google translator link bookmark, then when I arrive there I paste in the text or url to translate.

Hope this helps.

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