Shaleen Mishra

Translate plugin for Notepad++. Provides easy text translation to notepad++ users.

Target Group: Developers who use Notepad++ as source code editor to browse through the code written by someone from a different geography such as Spain, Denmark etc.

The Benefit: For instance, in our project we work on the source code written by Spanish developers. The comments, debug statement and variable names are mostly in Spanish. At times, it is required to translate some of those comments to English in order to understand the context of the related programming logic. Usually we open Google Translate in a web browser and copy paste the text there to see the translation. With this plugin in Notepad++, you just need to select the text and press CTrl+Alt+Z to get the instant translation on your desktop.

Installation using Plugin Manager:
- Go to Plugins-> Plugin Manager in notepad++ and download it from Available tab.

Manual Installation:
- Close notepad++
- Find out the Notepad++ plugin directory (which is usually "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins") and copy the 'Translate.dll' file to that directory.
- Start notepad++

How to Use:
Just select the text you wish to translate and press the key combination of 'Ctrl+Alt+Z' or go to menu item “Plugins->Translate->Translate Selected”. If everything goes fine, you would see a message box with the translation result.

Technical Insight:
The plugin does not translate by itself. It uses third part translation APIs to provide translation. It means that the translation you see is basically obtained from one of these APIs. It is implicit therefore that you must be connected to internet to get the translation.

Also see: Version Guide

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Just select and press Crl+Alt+Z

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