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NAME Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable::Module::TranslateBot - automatic translations on IRC using Google Translate DESCRIPTION A module for Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable-powered IRC bots to provide automated translations on IRC. Allows one-off translations of text, and, usefully, can also be told to automatically translate everything a user says into a specified language until told otherwise, making it easier to have a conversation with another user when there's no common language (subject, of course, to the vaguaries of Google Translate's automatic translations; it will work best if you use more formal language and avoid colloquialisms). USAGE Load the module as you would any other Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable module, then, on IRC, use the following commands: Quick one-off translations You can translate directly with: translate <phrase> from <lang> to <lang> For example: < bigpresh> translate This is a test of the bot from en to es < translatebot> Esta es una prueba de que el robot You can also instruct the bot to automatically translate everything a given user says until you tell it to stop - to start automatic translations, say: start translating for <nick> from <lang> to <lang> (`nick' can be your nick or the nick of another user in the channel, or `me' to mean your own nick) For example: < bigpresh> start translating for me from en to es < translatebot> +OK, I'll translate everything bigpresh says until you say 'stop translating for me' < bigpresh> This is another test. < translatebot> bigpresh said: 'Esta es otra prueba.' To stop automatic translations for yourself or another user: stop translating for <nick> To stop all automatic translations: stop translating In the examples above, `<lang'> can be any one of the language codes supported by Google Translate; the bot will determine this at runtime (via Lingua::Translate::Google). The list will be included in the help message presented by the bot (`/msg' the bot with `help translatebot'). AUTHOR David Precious `<firstname.lastname@example.org'>