Human language translation software

Avraham Hanadari rufus at
Wed Jun 17 05:24:21 UTC 2009

For several years I have been using Babylon translation software in 
Windows. It has its limitations, but it has been an invaluable tool for 
my multilingual activities in the office and on the net.

I have tried several Linux programs in U9.04, but none comes even close 
to the kind of one click translation I have become used to in Windows. I 
am prepared to admit that my use of these programs may have been 
incorrect, or perhaps they were installed incorrectly.

I would really appreciate it if someone who has had experience with 
using multiple languages, and needs an occasional reminder about the 
meaning of a certain word could suggest a Linux application I could set 
up in Ubuntu.

The languages I use most frequently are English, Hebrew, French and 
German. Since, for some reason, the Gnome keyboard indicator limits me 
to four, that is the list of primary need. If someone knows how to add 
more keyboards to the indicator, one can throw in Arabic and Chinese 
(Mainland and/or old style). I know Chinese input is more difficult than 
in Windows.

Thanks in advance,


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