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I'd like to consider myself relatively tech-savvy; obviously I use Linux (Arch to be precise; K.I.S.S. FTW), and I enjoy learning new things about computers in general (both software and hardware-related).

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gtsh: how to use Google Translate without touching a web browser

Posted 08-09-2011 at 05:49 PM by MrCode
Updated 08-09-2011 at 05:49 PM by MrCode ("Transhlate"? WTF? :p)

I present "gtsh" (Google Translate for the SHell), a tiny(!) shell script that acts as a frontend to Google Translate:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
if test -z $3; then
	echo "Usage: $0 \"<str>\" <lang1> <lang2>"
	echo "Translates string \"<str>\" from <lang1> to <lang2>"
	echo "(CLI frontend to Google Translate)"
else
	wget -qO- "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/language/translate?v=1.0&q=$1&langpair=$2|${3:-$3}" | sed 's/.*"translatedText":"\([^"]*\)".*}/\1\n/';
fi
I found the original "script" here, and I adapted it to be just a tad more flexible.

The only thing is that you have to provide a valid two-letter language code for <lang1> and <lang2> (e.g. "es", "fr", "de", "zh", etc.), otherwise it'll just spit back the part of the page that shows an error (without a trailing newline, I might add O_o). For example:

Code:
[mrcode@lappy486 ~]$ gtsh "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." en de
Der schnelle braune Fuchs springt über den faulen Hund.
[mrcode@lappy486 ~]$ gtsh "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." en blah
{"responseData": null, "responseDetails": "invalid translation language pair", "responseStatus": 400}[mrcode@lappy486 ~]$
Shallow post…could be useful, though… >_>
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  1. Old Comment
    Had to try your code....
    Posted 08-21-2011 at 04:49 AM by peonuser peonuser is offline
    Updated 08-22-2011 at 10:24 PM by peonuser
 

  



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