RatherGood Translator is a handy Firefox add-on aimed to simplify translation of words on a webpage. You might find it particularly useful if you have solid knowledge of foreign language/s but still need to consult a dictionary once in a while.
- Fast translation of selected words/text.
- Easy integration of any online translation service.
- My Words service assists you in learning the newly translated words (currently available for users with Google accounts only).
1. If you don't have the addon installed yet get it here.
2. Select the word you wish to translate, a small window similar to the one below should appear:
3. Click on the desired dictionary and the translation result will open in a new tab.Tips:
- If you defined more dictionaries than the window can display, use the scroll wheel to access them.
- The number of visible dictionaries is ajustable via add-on preferences.
- To translate text containing more than one word use the context menu. The sentence/word will be translated using the main dictionary.
This service allows you to save the words you translate to a personal notebook.
You'll notice a little strip on top of the translation page:
Click Add.. to store the translated word. To view and manage the saved words click the RatherGood logo or go to My Words.
You can also let the add-on add the words automatically or disable this feature entirely in the add-on options dialog.
Important: Before the words can be added or viewed, you will need to sign in with your Google/Gmail account.
This site is built upon a Google infrastructure and uses the built-in authentication mechanism. It is therefore safe to use your Gmail password, the author has no access to private information. Please refer to the Google App Engine Privacy Notice for more details.
1. First, you may want to check the list of predefind dictionary URLs to see if your favorite translation service is listed there. Copy the URL and skip step 2.
2. If you want to add a dictionary that doesn't appear in the list, browse to it's homepage and translate an arbitrary word.
For example, let's translate the word "fluctuation" using the Google Dictionary.
Now copy the contents of the address bar, which should in our case display:
3. Go to Tools → RatherGood Translator Options and click Add. Give the new dictionary a name and paste the URL into the appropriate field. If you came from step 2, lookup "fluctuation" in the URL and replace it with an asterisk("*"). Click Ok and you're done, the new dictionary is ready to use.
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