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;;; erbtranslate.el --- Natural Language translation functions.
;; Time-stamp: <2006-05-12 02:53:13 +0100 vivek>
;; Copyright (C) 2002 Alejandro Benitez
;; Emacs Lisp Archive entry
;; Filename: erbtranslate.el
;; Package: erbot
;; Authors: Alejandro Benitez <>,
;; Vivek Dasmohapatra <>
;; Deepak Goel <>
;; Maintainer: Vivek Dasmohapatra <>
;; Version: 0.1DEV
;; URL:
;; This file is NOT (yet) part of GNU Emacs.
;; This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
;; any later version.
;; This is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with GNU Emacs; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the
;; Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
;; Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
;; You need to install libtranslate for this to work. The binary,
;; translate-bin, is provided, for example in Ubuntu Dapper:
;; See also:
(defvar erbtranslate-version "0.1dev")
(require 'translate)
(defun erbtranslate-enabled-check ()
(erbutils-enabled-check erbn-translate-p))
(defalias 'fsi-t8 'fsi-translate)
(defcustom erbn-translate-p nil
"Enabling this should be completely safe. We do use call-process
here whenever passing any arguments to external commands.")
(defun fsi-translate (&optional from to &rest text)
(if (not (and from to text))
(let ((frame (backtrace-frame 3)) (caller nil))
(setq caller (symbol-name (cadr frame))
caller (replace-regexp-in-string "^\\w+-" "" caller))
(format "Usage: ,%s FROM TO TEXT" caller))
(setq text (mapconcat #'(lambda (arg) (format "%s" arg)) text " ")
from (format "%s" from)
to (format "%s" to ))
(condition-case caught
(translate from to text)
(error (concat "libtranslate error:" (cdr caught)) )) ))
(defalias 'fsi-t8-l 'fsi-translate-list-pairs)
(defun fsi-translate-list-pairs (&optional from to &rest args)
"Allow the user to search for translation pairs. Only gives counts
unless both from and to are specified. *, any, - are allowed as wildcards."
(let ((pair-data))
(setq from (format "%s" (or from "*"))
to (format "%s" (or to "*"))
pair-data (translate-list-pairs from to))
(if (string-match "^\\(?:\*\\|any\\|-\\|\\)$" from) (setq from nil))
(if (string-match "^\\(?:\*\\|any\\|-\\|\\)$" to ) (setq to nil))
( (and (not from) (not to)) ;; neither end point specified
(format "%d language pair(s) available.\n" (length pair-data))
"Specify an origin and/or destination language to see a list:\n"
" translate-list-pairs es ja\n"
" translate-list-pairs castilian\n"
" translate-list-pairs * zh-TW\n") )
( (or (not to) (not from)) ;; one end point specified
(let ( (dir (if from "From" "To"))
(op (if from 'cadr 'car))
(s nil)
(x (length pair-data))
(fl (format "%s" (or from to))) )
(setq s (mapcar (lambda (p) (car (funcall op p))) pair-data)
fl (or (translate-full-name fl) fl))
(apply 'concat
(format "%s %s: %d language(s) available.\n" dir fl x)
(if (<= (length s) 100)
(lambda (x) (translate-full-name x)) s ", ")) ))) )
(t ;; fully spec'd translation
(let ( (x (length pair-data)) )
(setq from (or (translate-full-name from) from)
to (or (translate-full-name to ) to ))
(apply 'concat
(format "%s -> %s: %d pair(s) available.\n" from to x)
(mapcar (lambda (x)
(format "%s -> %s\n"
(princ (car x))
(princ (cadr x)))) pair-data)) )) ) ))
(defalias 'fsi-t8-s 'fsi-translate-list-services)
(defun fsi-translate-list-services (&rest args)
(concat translate-program " --list-services")
(defun fsi-kks (&rest nihongo)
(let ( (coding-system-for-read 'euc-jp)
(coding-system-for-write 'euc-jp)
(text (mapconcat #'(lambda (x) (format "%s" x)) nihongo " ")) )
(insert text)
(point-min) (point-max)
"kakasi -i euc -Ha -Ka -Ja -Ea -ka -s | sed 's/ESC<2E>.//g'" nil t)
(buffer-string)) ))
;; temporarily disabled till clean support is provided by translate.el
;; (defun fsi-translate-web-page (from to url &rest args)
;; (erbtranslate-enabled-check)
;; (shsp (list erbn-translate-program
;; "-f"
;; (format "%s" from) "-t"
;; (format "%s" to)
;; (format "%s" url))))
;; (defalias 'fsi-t8-w 'fsi-translate-web-page)
(provide 'erbtranslate)
;;; erbtranslate.el ends here
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