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How do I add new engines for Instant Translation?

11/24/2011 02:39 by UnknownOrigin

I'm not talking about the web search feature on the top part of the full translation. I am talking about when you capture text on clipboard and it auto translates. I presume it is a part of the 'dictionary' called 'Instant Translation'.

I've notice that the newest update allows you to change the engine for this in Configuration->Translation->Translation Engine. By default, it only has Microsoft and Google. How can I add more? The file webengine.txt only affects the web search feature I mentioned earlier.
First answer posted by KeithCorbin at 11/24/2011 02:52
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  • KeithCorbin
  • yeah, i wonder how.
  • Was this answer helpful? 00 · 11/24/2011 02:52
  • SteveQueen
  • You can modify the list of web search engine according your requirement. The way is:

    1. Find out the webengine.txt in the installation folder of Lingoes, and open the file in Notepad.
    2. Format of configuration file base on text line. Each line is only for one search engine. If you type uninterrupted 2 minus signs (-) in one line, a space line will appear in the list of search engine.
    3. Some code of frequently-used search engine has been list in the following table, you can copy them and paste into the configuration file. If there's not the codes you need, you can code them yourself.    Format of the code is:
      "Name", "Search URL", Charset Codepage
      The code is composed by 3 parts and is interrupted by comma symbol. Part 1 and part 2 must be quoted by Double quote symbol and part 3 is number.
      You can use 2 variable in URL of search engine, [$key] means the content that will be searched, and [$langcode] means current language code in user interface.
      Character codepage is optional, the value is:
      If the web search engine supports UTF-8 code, the value is 0 or null.
      Or, please fill correct codepage value according CodePage Table, for example:
          The codepage of Western Europe Character Latin 1 is 1252
          The codepage of Simplified Chinese GB2312 or GBK is 936
          The codepage of traditional Chinese BIG5 is 950
          The codepage of Japanese Shift-JIS is 932
    4. Save the result and restart Lingoes after finished the edition of the file, you will find the content which you did in the list of web search engine.

    The list of frequently-used web search engine:


    Live Search:



    More information from lingoes page:

  • Was this answer helpful? 00 · 11/24/2011 02:56
  • UnknownOrigin
  • Thanks for the attempt but I am not looking for engines for web search, but for the (addon?) Instant Translation.
  • Was this answer helpful? 00 · 11/24/2011 22:00
  • Anonymous user
  • I'm not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  • Was this answer helpful? 00 · 01/25/2017 06:49
  • Anonymous user
  • Howdy this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering how. I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience for Instant translation. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Was this answer helpful? 00 · 02/24/2017 08:10
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