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Erik Ferguson

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Name Erik Ferguson
User since Oct. 17, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

translator

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I used Translator for quite some time for translating both French and Russian into English. The basic features are great, and the options available for French are good, but despite general updates, the add-on hasn't stayed up-to-date with the updates to the services it uses, leaving it with no current functionality for Russian. I used to use IMTranslator through it for Russian, but now that directs you to a login page; the one-click functionality is gone there. PROMT is the only other option for Russian, but 90% of the time the PROMT-translated page won't even load. The worst part is that despite Google's translation service being available here, you can only use Translator to access _some_ of the languages that Google translates, and Russian is _not_ one of them.

Bottom line: I used to think Translator was pretty good (I still love the 1-click function!), but now for Russian it's become useless. If it were updated to include all of Google's real capabilities, I'd keep using it. I've switched to FoxLingo instead.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4.4). 

translator

Very well done Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Sorry, but the above review that says Russian is missing is wrong! It IS available through the PROMT service included.

Setup did take a few moments of scrolling through the options available, and unless I missed something, PROMT is indeed the only Russian choice there. That made me a little nervous, because I had never used it before. However, it works quite reliably, with very few formatting issues.

Translator is everything I need for double-checking a translation. I am fulfilled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4.3).