Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lingro Firefox Toolbar, 4 new languages & more

Throughout the last few weeks we've been releasing some new developments which should make using Lingro even easier -- this is just a quick update for those of you who haven't noticed our recent changes or received our e-mail.

Lingro Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

If you're using Firefox, you can install the Lingro Toolbar to have clickable translations and our instant-lookup dictionary on any page you visit! This is especially useful for sites like Facebook that don't work too well with the web-based version of Lingro. And of course all the words you translate will be available in your word history so you can review them. To install the extension click here.

You can also visit the official Lingro Toolbar page at the Mozilla addons site to view and post comments and ratings. The extension is still in beta, so let us know if you like it!

New languages: Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Dutch

We were finally able to add several often-requested languages to all tools available through Lingro. With the new additions, we now have 121 dictionaries with over 5 million words and almost 9 million translations. You can see the list of supported languages and detailed statistics on the Lingro dictionary builder page.

Google Translate

We are now using Google Translate to show automatic translations if we didn't have a direct match in our dictionary. It's a great resource if you're trying to figure out the meaning of a specific phrase that isn't in the dictionary. We hope that this will be useful for you, but please be careful when using such translations.

6 comments:

Marius Filip said...

I believe the Lingro Toolbar is a great asset for the person who reads websites in various languages.

It has a drawback, though: the lingro active is ON by default, which makes any click on a web page pop the Lingro translation box up.

This is quite annoying and I'd prefer that lingro active be OFF by default and the user to turn it on when he needs it.

Carolyn said...

I hope you keep adding lanugages. The one I'm studyng right now is Scottish Gaelic.

Chiew said...

I've been trying out Lingro: my review can be seen here.

Although I don't use the toolbar, I feel, like Marius Filip, that it would be good to be able to turn Lingro 'off'. As stated in my review, I keep forgetting and click on a link, only to have the dictionary popped out.

How difficult would it be to allow search on multiple words? Some words go together, phrasal verbs being among them.

It would also be useful, in my opinion, for the sentence history to appear on the same page as the word lists.

All these are mentioned in my review.

Thanks for a great product!

rig said...

I do not think that automatic translation could be taken serious. It could be useful for light or causial transslation

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