Globefish Instant Translator Version History

10 versions

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Version 1.4.2.1-signed 149.8 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

This release (1.4.2) brings the following improvements:
- Fix the translation issue reported in the previous version (1.4.1). If Globefish detects that Google API call has been redirected to a human user verification page (the CAPTCHA page), it displays the page so that users can complete the verification process.
- Hide the expression usage counter UI until the feature can be re-enabled in the future.

Version 1.4.1.1-signed 164.9 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

This release (1.4.1) brings the following improvements:
(1) Made the translation font size adjustable in the preferences.
(2) Cleaned up dictionary look-up user interface.
(3) Fixed EventListener and innerHTML security warnings.

Here are usage tips with updated screenshots.

Note that the previous release (1.4.0) made some significant enhancements, so let me copy them here:
(1) API issues are fixed:
- No longer see the 'too long to translate' error.
- Expression counters now work. Refresh the list of dictionary sites.
(2) Globefish takes up less space when opened:
- Bar height can get even smaller.
- Source text pane is hidden by default. Use 'Show both source text and translated text' check box in the translate' setting dialog to show/hide the pane.
- Bottom tabs are replaced by a toggle button at the lower bottom corner.
(3) Globefish looks (even) better:
- Icons got a new cleaner look. Token Light pack from brsev.com is used.
- Icons are slightly larger than before to make them easier to click.
- Minimal use of text labels. The same information is displayed in tooltips.

Version 1.4.0.1-signed 163.8 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

The new version (version 1.4.0) brings the following enhancements:

(1) API issues are fixed:
- No longer see the 'too long to translate' error.
- Expression counters now work. Refresh the list of dictionary sites.
(2) Globefish takes up less space when opened:
- Bar height can get even smaller.
- Source text pane is hidden by default. Use 'Show both source text and translated text' check box in the translate' setting dialog to show/hide the pane.
- Bottom tabs are replaced by a toggle button at the lower bottom corner.
(3) Globefish looks (even) better:
- Icons got a new cleaner look. Token Light pack from brsev.com is used.
- Icons are slightly larger than before to make them easier to click.
- Minimal use of text labels. The same information is displayed in tooltips.

Here are usage tips with updated screenshots.

Version 1.3.2.1-signed 160.8 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

This release of Globefish introduces the following improvements:
(1) Allow users to translate the whole page, instead of highlighted text, using a right-click menu on the web page or on the Globefish icon.
(2) Add 11 languages to keep up with the upgrade of Google Translate API. 54 languages are supported in total.
(3) Provide an option to search phrase usage using Google Search in addition to Yahoo Search.
(4) Remember three recent languages used for "Translate from your writing", which makes it easy to translate back and forth between two (or among three) languages.
(5) Polish the look of the add-on based on XUL enhancements in Firefox 4.0.
(6) Fix bugs in previous releases.

Version 1.3.0.1-signed 159.7 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

This release of Globefish introduces the following improvements:
(1) Allow users to translate the whole page, instead of highlighted text, using a right-click menu on the web page or on the Globefish icon.
(2) Add 11 languages to keep up with the upgrade of Google Translate API. 54 languages are supported in total.
(3) Provide an option to search phrase usage using Google Search in addition to Yahoo Search.
(4) Remember three recent languages used for "Translate from your writing", which makes it easy to translate back and forth between two (or among three) languages.
(5) Polish the look of the add-on based on XUL enhancements in Firefox 4.0.

Version 1.2.3.1-signed 143.4 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 and later

This is a minor update to address an add-on update issue that happens with older versions of Globefish.

Version 1.2.3 143.4 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.7a2

Version 1.2.1 143.4 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.7a1pre

The new version supports Firefox 3.5. It also comes with three major enhancements:
(1) Additional language support: Estonian, Galician, Hungarian, Maltese, Persian, Thai, Turkish (powered by Google Translation API).
(2) Improved quick dictionary look-up: 'Back' button for quick switch back to the previous tab (with an article you were reading); dictionary look-up support in 'Translate from your writing' mode; and integration with 'Navigate your translations' feature.
(3) Improved automatic translation user interface with a cleaner look and a smaller footprint.

Version 1.0.0 130.0 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5.*

The dictionary feature is now better integrated with automatic translation. If a phrase with less than three words is translated, Globefish provides an option to look up each word in the phrase from a dictionary.

Version 0.4.3 128.0 kB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*

The new version (0.4.3) comes with three major improvements:
(1) Right-click context menu has been added for easier access to the translation feature.
(2) When translation fails in Globefish, now you have an option to try it again on Google Translation web page.
(3) Compatibility issues have been resolved. Previous versions used to have some conflict with other add-on's.