gTranslate: Google Translator Client For Maemo Devices Gets An Update
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 09:05
Written by Apocalypso.
Google Translator application for Maemo 5 devices is a free, powerful and easy-to-use multilingual translation interface that uses the Google translation engine and satisfies your translation needs on the go.
Similar to its web based translation service, the Google Translation app for Nokia N900 translates a section of text into another language. While using the service, all you need to do is to select the source language type or paste some text, select the language in which it will be translated to, and finally tap on the translate button.
Unfortunately, there are some limitations and missing functions such as support for site translations, dictionary and tools but you can always switch to browser and use the regular web based translation engine as it works just fine and is maybe even better solution in some cases.
Application is mainly developed to appeal to travelers who don't want to carry around phrase books and as it uses as minimal amount of data as possible it is perfect solution while you're abroad!
Google Translate is as of January 2009 a beta service provided by Google Inc. to translate a section of text, or a webpage, into another language, with limits to the number of paragraphs, or range of technical terms, translated. [For some languages, users are asked for alternate translations such as for technical terms, to be included for future updates to the translation process.
Unlike other translation services such as Babel Fish, AOL, and Yahoo which use SYSTRAN, Google uses its own translation software.
Google Translate, like other automatic translation tools, has its limitations. While it can help the reader to understand the general content of a foreign language text, it does not always deliver accurate translations. Some languages produce better results than others
Package is still only available in Extras Devel app catalogue (here you can find how to enable it if you already didn’t) but in case you are afraid of enebling this 'dangerous' app catalogues you can get installation file directly here from MF.
That’s it, in case of any problem with installing appliaction on your N900 feel free to reach me over at our forum section ;)