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Google Translate (with Bulk translate) in Ruby

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EasyTranslate

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This is a Ruby library for Google Translate that makes working with bulk calls, user_ips and access via API Key easy.


Installation

$ gem install easy_translate

Or in your Gemfile:

gem 'easy_translate'

Single translation

# auto-detect
EasyTranslate.translate('Hello, world', :to => :spanish) # => "Hola, mundo"
EasyTranslate.translate('Hello, world', :to => 'es') # => "Hola, mundo"

# feel free to specify explicitly
EasyTranslate.translate('Hola, mundo', :from => :spanish, :to => :en) # => "Hello, world"

Batch translation (Yay!)

# multiple strings
EasyTranslate.translate(['Hello', 'Goodbye'], :to => :spanish) # => ["¡Hola", "Despedida"]

API Keys

# make google happy - (NOTE: use these anywhere)
EasyTranslate.translate('Hello, world', :to => :es, :key => 'xxx')

# don't want to set the key on every call? ** Me either! **
EasyTranslate.api_key = 'xxx'

You want language detection too?

# detect language
EasyTranslate.detect "This is definitely English!" # => 'en'

Batch detection (Woohoo!)

# detect language
EasyTranslate.detect ['Hello World', '我姓譚'] # => ['en', 'zh-CN']

Need confidence in your detections?

# detect language with confidence
EasyTranslate.detect "This is definitely English!", :confidence => true # => { :language => 'en', :confidence => 0.77272725 }
# detect batch languages with confidence
EasyTranslate.detect ['This is definitely English!', '我姓譚'], :confidence => true # => [{ :language => 'en', :confidence => 0.77272725 }, { :language => 'zh-CN', :confidence => 1.0 }]

Google Translate supports HTML (default) and plain text formats

EasyTranslate.translate "Las doce en punto", :format => 'text', :to => :en
# => "Twelve o'clock"
EasyTranslate.translate "Las doce <b>en punto</b>", :format => 'html', :to => :en
# => "Twelve <b>o&#39;clock</b>"

A note on concurrency as of v0.4.0

Due to limitations with the Google Translate batch API, above a certain number of translations - this library will begin making calls concurrently.

The default concurrency is 4, but if you'd prefer to run without threads, you can set :concurrency => 1 to run the translation calls serially.


List of languages

# list from <http://translate.google.com/>
EasyTranslate::LANGUAGES # => { 'en' => 'english', ... }

List of supported languages

# List all languages (from API)
EasyTranslate.translations_available

# List all languages supported by some language
EasyTranslate.translations_available('zh-CN')

EasyTranslate in PHP

Kofel ported this library to PHP. You can find the port on GitHub


Contributors

Full contributor data at: https://github.com/seejohnrun/easy_translate/contributors


License

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2010-2011 John Crepezzi

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the ‘Software’), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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