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Thursday, December 11, 2008

pyGtranslator - GUI tool for Google translate

Update:new version pyGtranslator 0.5 avalible
I've been playing with python these days. I made a small GUI tool that brings Google translate to your desktop. Application was easy to code, although I use python occasionally  (wish I could more and learn it better), but want it to make it run on both linux and windows. That took me quite more time. I almost gave up with py2exe and building windows executable, but after hours of googling and trying I figure out that I have to set environmental path to GTK runtime libs. I also made packages for two my favourite linux distros Zenwalk and Ubuntu. pyGtranslator can be improved and also "suggest a better translation" is missing, but that's maybe for late updates, if the need shows. I hope it works for you, otherwise let me know.


pyGtranslator on GitHub



Linux (require python, gtk, pygtk)
- ubuntu / debian: pygtranslator_0.1-1_i386.deb
- zenwalk: pygtranslator-0.1-noarch-54.1.tgz md5 dep

Windows (require GTK2 runtime)
ahh.. don't bother .. need to fix few things

Very nice tool. It works perfect on Ubuntu Jaunty. I have a feature request. It would be nice to have an option to set the font size.