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Ruby wrapper for Microsoft Translate HTTP API.

Still a work-in-progress. Currently only supports translating one string of text at a time.

Installation

Before translating things from your ruby application you first need to sign up for the Microsoft Translator API in the Windows Azure Datamarket.

https://datamarket.azure.com/dataset/1899a118-d202-492c-aa16-ba21c33c06cb

Don't worry, they have a free tier! (up to 2 million translated characters/month) Once you sign up for the Translator API you will also need to register your application with the Azure Datamarket.

https://datamarket.azure.com/developer/applications/

Also, you shouldn't stress about what to put for the Redirect URI. For the purposes of this gem you won't be using it so your project's homepage will work just fine. You'll use the Client ID and Client secret to authenticate your requests to the API. Once this is done you'll install it like you would any other gem...

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'microsoft_translator'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install microsoft_translator

Usage

Create a MicrosoftTranslator::Client with your Client ID & secret.

translator = MicrosoftTranslator::Client.new('your_client_id', 'your_client_secret')

Translation

To translate pass in the foreign text along with the language codes for the language you are going from/to and the content type. The content type is either "text/plain" or "text/html"

spanish = "hasta luego muchacha"
translator.translate(spanish,"es","en","text/html")
   # =>  "until then girl"

Language Detection

To detect the language simply pass in the foreign text. The language code will be returned.

translator.detect("Quiero un burrito")
   # =>  "es"

That's about it! This is a list of the supported languages by the Microsoft Translate API http://www.microsofttranslator.com/help/?FORM=R5FD and here are all the language codes as a helpful reference. http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php

Contributing

There are still quiet a few other methods available in the API that need to be covered. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff512419.aspx

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request