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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Great free translator for instant messenging

Do you IM people who speak a different language? You'll like this free tool: IM Translator. Basically you select any text, hit a hotkey, and a window appears showing the translation:

(To turn off the banner ads, click the "Compact Mode" button). A cool thing about it is that it uses the PROMT engine, which is evidently a little better than Babelfish (but not by much). Compare the following:
Original: una vez le di una respuesta ,por supuesto que ayudado por el google traslate

PROMPT: once I gave him a response, surely helped by the google traslate

Babelfish: once I gave an answer him, of course that helped by google traslate
Windows only. Works with any IM program.


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