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Some of the important features of the Translator Lite addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Translator Lite.

In short, Translator Lite is a powerful tool to translate selected words or sentences to a wide range of supported languages (91). Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

6 Reasons to Use Translator Lite

  • Easy one-click translation via Google Translate from the browser toolbar-panel UI.

  • Supports all available languages (91) in Google Translate.

  • Auto detects the input language.

  • Translates a long sentence(s) or a single word.

  • Auto spell-check for the input text.

  • Embedded text-to-speech via HTML5 audio and Flash player.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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  • Web based information knows no bounds. From countless file formats to multiple languages, data is available from all kinds of sources in every corner of the world. Google has taken the lead when it comes to addressing the challenges of translation, and work has been completed to offer one click translation between more than 50 major languages. Google worked with linguistic experts to design a translation product that included allowances for accommodating the grammatical and contextual nuances of each language in to a common base. The result is Google Translate, a tool relied upon by thousands of users around the world each day. From translating news in a small village in China, to deciphering foreign texts at major universities in the US - Google Translate is growing in popularity each day.

    An unofficial extension of Google Translate is Google Translator Lite; a powerful tool that can translate anything from a few words to whole paragraphs in supported languages. Unlike Google Translate, Google Translator Lite is built as a handy popup tool that can be used on top of your web browser without having to switch between different tabs or other windows. Google Translator Lite is available in the Extensions section of Add-Ons for Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers. Once downloaded, it can be activated within the same session, without having to restart Firefox. You will see the Google Translator Lite icon in your Firefox toolbar once it is installed and available for use. In sharp contrast to other Lite extensions, Google Translator Lite successfully managed to keep its product one class apart. This product includes all of the useful features available in Google Translate; the only think that makes it Lite is the fact that it is available in a toolbar popup. Here are some of the powerful features that make Google Translator Lite a useful extension include; (a) The ability to see the entire Google Translate mobile website in a toolbar-popup, within your existing Firefox or Opera tab without having to switch away from your work. (b) Complete unrestricted access to all Google Translate features in popup mode, including, (a) Auto-detect the input language for the text you wish to translate. (2) Get instant translation while typing a word or sentence without having to wait. (3) Auto spell-check to make sure your work stays error free. (4) Support for 81 different languages with resulting translations available in easy to copy text form and (5) Easy access to history and starred items of your choice to save time. (6) Fully customizable user interface popup, with choices available on the Options page. When a product that integrates powerful features of a complete Google service comes up, it is expected that it will get a bunch of positive reviews. After all, Google does its research before releasing a final product, and includes a complete assessment and understanding of major user needs. Reviews for Google Translator Lite remain positive as well, with a ranking of 4 stars out of 5. Users enjoy the ability to fill the text box for translation with selected text from a page, and the fact the text-box is auto-selected when the popup is opened. In order to download this addon and add it to your browser, simply scroll to the Bottom of this page and click on the desired Browser's icon to download the extension (you will be directed to the related addon store in order to download the addon). We do NOT host any extensions/addons/plugins in our website, all the download links will direct you to the related Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari Addon Stores.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Google™ Translator Lite?

    Google™ Translator Lite is a Firefox and Opera Addon that helps you translate any word or sentence to a wide range of languages. Working with this Addon is very easy. Just, click on the toolbar panel UI and once the panel is open type in your word and sentence. Then adjust the target language and hit enter. You will see the translated word and sentence immediately. There is also a button to pronounce the word to your desired language.

  • 2. What's new in this version?

    See our version history page at the Firefox add-ons site for details about this update.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Translator Lite?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How do I translate a word or sentence?

    To start the translation, as mentioned above open the popup window and click on the input area. Translation starts as you type in any word or sentence.

  • 5. How do I pronounce a word or sentence?

    To start the pronunciation, open popup window and click on the Speaker icon. The word or sentence will be pronounced to your desired language. Please note: not all languages are supported for the speak functionality. Only selected languages are currently supported for pronunciation.

  • 6. How to add/remove the toolbar button in Firefox?

    To add or remove the toolbar icon right-click on a free space in your Firefox toolbar and select "Customize...". Now you can drag and drop the button to a new position.

  • 7. How to access to the Translator's settings?

    To change the Addon's settings go to the extensions page and click on the options button. Currently there are only two options to adjust. One is the panel width and the other is panel height. You can simply adjust these numbers at any time from the options page.

  • 8. How to install Translator Lite in your Firefox?

    To install Translator Lite, head to Mozilla Store and click on "Add to Firefox" button.

  • 9. How to uninstall Translator Lite from your Firefox?

    To uninstall Translator Lite go to Firefox -> Add-ons -> Find Translator Lite, then press Uninstall button.

  • 10. How can I copy text from the toolbar panel UI in Firefox?

    To copy any text, simply open the panel and right-click on any text. The text will be copied to the clipboard automatically. In Google Chrome you can simply right-click and select copy to clipboard.

  • 11. Is this Addon compatible with all browsers and platforms?

    Currently it is made for Mozilla Firefox and Opera. It is also working on all platforms including Windows, Max and Linux.


Reporting Bugs

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