Google Translate API in Ruby - gem
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README

google translate API
This is based on the documentation found here
http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlanguage/documentation/#Versioning
look for the paragraph 'Flash and other Non-Javascript Environments'

INSTALL
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include the github source in your Rubygem sources (see http://gems.github.com/)
to install the gem
sudo gem install elisehuard-google_translate

HOWTO
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include module GoogleTranslate (or use it as namespace, as required)
translate:
translator = Translator.new("en","fr") # so several translations can be performed with this new object
result = translator.translate("nice day today") # returns "belle journée aujourd'hui"

language detection:
language = LanguageDetect.detect("il fait beau aujourd'hui") # returns "fr"


TODO
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* It's not mandatory, but they ask for an API key to be included.  This could be added later on if required, preferrably in a YAML style config file.
* handle untranslateable strings
* maybe introduce some light caching for translation to avoid requests

Look at specs for behaviour.

Suggestions are welcome !

License (MIT)
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Copyright (c) 2009 Elise Huard

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