Babelfish translation ...

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 13:00:03 CEST 2008


hello,

I've build a translation tool, to translate all strings in a python 
source file.
As a extra gadget I added translation through Babel Fish,
using beautifulsoup.

Although it works functionally,
it can take lots of time waiting for the translation.

What I basically do is, after selecting a new string to be translated:

    kwds = { 'trtext' : line_to_be_translated, 'lp' :'en_nl'}
    soup = BeautifulSoup (urlopen(url, urlencode ( kwds ) ) )
    translation= soup.find ( 'div', style='padding:0.6em;' ).string
    self.Editor_Babel.SetLabel ( translation )

I'm using Python 2.5 and wxPython.

Probably I should use a separate thread, but that's above my knowledge.
I could also use a timer to check at regualr intervals when the 
translation is ready,
but I've no idea how to implement that with the above code.

thanks,
Stef Mientki



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