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About this Add-on
With Firefox Version 57 (Nov. 2017) the classic add-on support will be dropped. Only Web-Extensions will be allowed. As a result, some features will be lost and some will be crippled. More about this issue: Rant about Mozilla
Version 5 has (again) been heavily rewritten to work as web-extension.
About the add-on
The add-on uses dict.cc to translate words and phrases in any website, epub or pdf.
No add-on is faster, easier or more precise!
- Text selection is only required for phrases.
- Use rocker gestures or modifiers (for example ctrl+alt) and mouseclick to quickly translate the word under your cursor.
- Use the context menu to get more options.
- Quick search via toolbar button or Alt+Q shortcut.
- This is a word and phrase translation, it does not translate whole sentences.
- I'm not the author or owner of dict.cc, I just wrote this Firefox add-on.
All languages from dict.cc are supported, and if new ones arrive, you can just update the list of languages from within the add-on.
And now it's also possible to do a quick search using a combination of [ctrl,shift,alt] + click on a word.
Results can be shown as a pop-up or in a new tab or as an in-page translation layer.
dict.cc is a nice dictionary with mostly German English translations, but other languages are also available and growing. dict.cc shows quite a lot of different possible results, instead of just one, so you have a better chance of finding the correct one.
If you have problems, questions or other feedback, please create an issue on GitHub.
If you like it, please write a review.
I've received suggestions on how to improve the add-on, which can't be done without changes on dict.cc (The website):
- Audio Playback support
- Vocabulary Trainer support
Until support for this has been added in the form of a RESTful API, there is little I can do.
The code of this add-on has been released under the LGPL V3 License
About your deleted reviews
I do not delete any of your reviews (see the 1 and 2 star reviews). Not sure why they are missing less than a day after you posted them. Just wanted to let you know I've already asked for help about this issue.
Some features had to be crippled along the way, but as Mozilla will remove support for all non-web-extension add-ons soon, there is no way to avoid this.
Details here: https://github.com/Lusito/dict.cc-translation/wiki/Rant-about-Mozilla
The Development Channel lets you test an experimental new version of this add-on before it's released to the general public. Once you install the development version, you will continue to get updates from this channel. To stop receiving development updates, reinstall the default version from the link above.
Caution: Development versions of this add-on have not been reviewed by Mozilla.
- Version 5.1b