Oh, and another exciting "find" was the Translation in the Tools-menu, already included in newer K-Meleon versions grinning smiley If anyone feels like adding this directly on a button, use something like this: rebarmenu(&Translation)|En&coding
Oh, forgot: To translate not a whole page, but just a highlighted part of a page, just highlight and then right-click, now the translation is in the context-menu! This is quicker of course, and also works with text from closed forums. It will open in a new window, and under the translated text is a button to swap the two languages, to type own text now :-)
Quoting myself, to add a third translation way: Send single words or expressions with the search button to a dictionary
E.g. you can highlight some word on a page, then click the Search-Button, and voilà a new tab opens with the dictionary results for that word on german LEO page! Provided you've done a bit configuration first...
The first two translation methods above use GoogleTranslate and Babelfish, that's great for translating whole sentences or pages. But this typically only gives one possible translation, which may well be nonsense in a certain context, if a word has various, completely different possible meanings, the right one only getting clear from the context. Foreign words just can't always be translated 1:1, just think of an english "bank" and "bench" or a german "Bank". For such you need a classical dictionary, which shows a list of all possible meanings, and their situations. Like www.pons.eu or the german LEO.
1) First add a dictionary to your search engines MENU
. By default KM comes already with a long list of various search engines, incl. a few dictionaries, and the user can choose which of those shall show up when e.g. the search button (globe icon) is right-clicked.
Edit > Preferences (F2) > Browsing > Finding Websites
Click tab "Search Engines", look if your prefered dictionary is already there, if not: add it.
(To figure out the URL for a new one, let it translate a word like TEST, then copy the resulting URL and remove "TEST". If needed, ask in Forum for help)
2) Click tab "Web Search". May take 0-5 seconds to show the entries. Add your dictionary there.
3) Click tab "Search Button". Check to have results open in a new tab or window, as you like.
From now on you can highlight a word on a webpage, right-click beside it, choose "Web Search" or "Search With", then choose your DICTIONARY. The result will open in a new page.
And this "search engine" can be remembered for the next search, so for the next word there's no right-click or menu navigation necessary anymore, just highlight a word and hit the search-button (globe)
Not sure if that remember-function is off by default, just make sure that you have NOT checked "use as default engine" (or similar) in that searchbutton- or the page-context-menu.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2011 07:10AM by siria.