This gem wraps the Micrsoft Bing HTTP Translate API. I am in no way affiliated with Microsoft or Bing. Use this gem at your own risk.
Released under MIT. Tested with MRI 1.9.3 and 1.8.7.
To use this rubygem:
$ sudo gem install bing_translator
gem "bing_translator", "~> 2.0.0"
Version 1.0.0+ of bing_translator use the new OAuth-based Bing authentication.
bing_translator is also smart about requesting the token, and handles this behind the scenes. It will only request a token if it knows the old one expired (X seconds from when we requested the last token, where X is given to us when we make the request. As of this writing, X is consistently 10 minutes).
Getting a Client ID and Secret
To sign up for the free tier (as of this writing), do the following:
- Go here
- Sign in with valid MSN credentials.
- On the right side, click 'SIGN UP', under the $0.00 option.
- Read and accept the terms and conditions and click the big 'SIGN UP' button.
- Create a new application. Fill in a unique client ID, give it a valid name, give it a valid redirect URI (not actually used by the Bing Translator API, so it can be anything) and hit 'CREATE'.
- Click on the name of your application to see the info again. You'll need the 'Client ID' and 'Client secret' fields.
require 'rubygems' require 'bing_translator' translator = BingTranslator.new('YOUR_CLIENT_ID', 'YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET') spanish = translator.translate 'Hello. This will be translated!', :from => 'en', :to => 'es' # without :from for auto language detection spanish = translator.translate 'Hello. This will be translated!', :to => 'es' locale = translator.detect 'Hello. This will be translated!' # => :en