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Babelfish is a Dashboard widget thatlets you translate any Web page to and from ten different languages using AltaVista's Babel Fish translator. So when you come across a page that's written in a different language, BabelFish is the widget you need.

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Version 1.2: Fixed and improved update checker.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Aikousha Member IconComment+256

Alta Vista's Babel Fish translator, via their webpage hardly ever works -- I only need Japanese English translations, and the site, no matter what page or words I send it, returns errors.
This doesn't happen under IE (but it's so old and buggy and non-unicode compliant) or on the PCs at local universities.
One of their main problems is their encoding (or poor handling of it)... and the website, at least on my fully multi-lingual machine, doesn't seem to handle drag and drops (or cut-and-paste) of Unicode, JIS, and Shift-JIS text.

Does this Widget solve these problems? (Apple's translator widget has several issues of it's own under Japanese kanji and kana).

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

The More Information link under Download Now gives you a porn site. This was a bit surprising. The widget is OK if you want to translate an entire website, but I would have liked a quick word by word translator.

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

You need Babelfish... as opposed to the translation widget that's already built in and very accurate?

Seems like too little, too late. Used to use Babelfish before widgets were around, but I've become familiar with (and happy with the results of) the built-in widget. Who needs more clutter for the same operation?

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Version 1.0
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I also think that widgets that only do things like opening the web browser are useless... Use a bookmarklet instead.

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Downloads 10,545
Version Downloads 7,580
License Free
Date 15 Aug 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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