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Babeleo translator

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May 07 2013
Hey, you are the first fan of babeleo! Cool :) - May 03 2013
Yes it would be cool, but it's almost impossible. It would imply to write a parser for the html-pages of every single search engine available in babeleo, to extract the informations we want to display from the web-page. Definitely not feasible... And how could manually added search engines be handled? - May 03 2013
Here you go! it's in the ppa now... - Oct 14 2011
Oh I'm really sorry that I didn't notice this message before and didn't answer more early... And that I didn't give the credits to the artist... Never meant to offend the GPL! The original file comes from the Crystal Clear icon set by Everaldo Coelho.
It's released under the LGPL. Sorry that I didn't mention it...

I will put a notice into the description text on this page and will include the credits into the next build.

Thank you for pointing it out! - Oct 04 2011
Oh I'm really sorry that I didn't notice this message before and didn't answer more early... And that I didn't give the credits to the artist... Never meant to offend the GPL! The original file comes from the Crystal Clear icon set by Everaldo Coelho.
It's released under the LGPL. Sorry that I didn't mention it...

I will put a notice into the description text on this page and will include the credits into the next build.

Thank you for pointing it out! - Oct 04 2011
done :) - Sep 30 2009
I'll look for this, thank you for the proposal!

cheers
Pascal - Sep 28 2009
I just added 2 RPMs for SUSE Linux, made with SUSEs build service. I did not test the 64-bit RPM, but it should be ok. Please give me feedback if you encounter any problems with the RPMs.

The RPMs are built against the openSUSE Factory repository, so they are only guaranteed to work with KDE >= 4.3.

cheers
Pascal - Sep 15 2009
I just published RPMs for Babeleo, this should make the installation on SuSE much easier.

cheers
Pascal - Sep 15 2009
I continue my monologue ;)

I just installed KDE 4.3 on SuSE 11.1, following this howto without problems:

[ur]http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Upgrade[/url]

The installation of Babeleo then worked flawlessly. And KDE 4.3 is much cooler than KDE 4.1 ;)

cheers
Pascal
- Sep 12 2009
I saw that SuSE 11.1 still ships KDE 4.1.3 as standard KDE-version, but Babeleo needs at least KDE 4.2 to compile correctly There have been lots of changes in the Qt API between KDE 4.1 and KDE 4.2.

If you want to use Babeleo with SuSE 11.1, you will have to update the KDE before. I don't know how difficult it is with SuSE... - Sep 12 2009
you may need the package kdebase4-workspace-devel too...

sudo zypper install kdebase4-workspace-devel - Sep 11 2009
Hi,

I think you are missing the package libkde4-devel (that's for SuSE, in Kubuntu it would be kdelibs5-dev).

Install it with Yast or with the command:

sudo zypper install libkde4-devel. - Sep 11 2009
Oh I'm so sorry, it was a stupid error of me: I uploaded the wrong archive to the server. I work on 2 PCs at the same time (usng ssh) and I took the archive from the wrong PC, it was one I made a few hours ago, and it still contained some bugs. It causes the crash on my PC too...

I now made a version 0.4.2 and it's the right archive this time :) Please give me some feedback about this one if you are still willing to install it :) Thanx! - Aug 31 2009
did you update the applet from a previous version? In this case, you should absolutely remove the applet from the panel and add it again, like I wrote in the changelog.

If you don't do this, there could be plasma crashes because the format for storing search engines changed between the last versions. Babeleo is in version 0.4, remember it's still an alpha-release!

Please tell me if you updated babeleo or if it was a fresh install... Thanx!

cheers
Pascal - Aug 31 2009
I now added all the search engines proposed so far, except for this one:

Quote:
http://atilf.atilf.fr/dendien/scripts/tlfiv4/showps.exe?p=combi.htm;java=no;


it is not really well suited for use with babeleo...

this one needs cookies that are only generated when the main page of the search engine is accessed:

Quote:
http://www.crisco.unicaen.fr/cgi-bin/cherches.cgi


That means this search engine will only work if the main-page has already been opened in the same browser-instance.

have fun! - Aug 31 2009
That's right, it's confusing and not very consistent. I will change it with the next release... Thanx for feedback :)

cheers
Pascal - Aug 26 2009
Thanks for the backtrace, there was in fact a bug that caused plasma to crash directly after a fresh install or an update when the user left-clicked on the icon, if he didn't select a search engine before. It was because there was no default search engine selected. I just released a new version without this bug. - Aug 24 2009
good question, I don't know the answer now... The sources are saved as UTF-8, the problem is not here... I will investigate it and tell you if I find the solution...

cheers
Pascal - Aug 23 2009
oh yes my email: pascal#├Ąt#bongosoft.de

Quote:
http://wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/abfrage


yes the problem was the same for iate, but then i searched a little bit and found out on another website that there is still a way to submit a query through the url. Same for wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de: A query for "Kartoffelsalat" looks like this:

http://wortschatz.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/cgi-bin/wort_www.exe?site=1&Wort=Kartoffelsalat&sprache=de

I found the trick on this website by googling a little bit:
http://wiki.serchilo.net/Wortschatz-Lexikon

cheers - Aug 23 2009
please reply to this comment to propose addresses for online dictionaries. Here are some that fixu proposed:

German:
http://wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/

English:
http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/

French:

http://atilf.atilf.fr/dendien/scripts/tlfiv4/showps.exe?p=combi.htm;java=no;

http://www.crisco.unicaen.fr/cgi-bin/cherches.cgi

http://www.granddictionnaire.com/btml/fra/r_motclef/index1024_1.asp

Spanish:

http://www.rae.es/rae.html

http://dix.osola.com/

- Aug 22 2009
please reply to this comment to propose addresses for online dictionaries. Here are some that fixu proposed:

German:
http://wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/

English:
http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/

French:

http://atilf.atilf.fr/dendien/scripts/tlfiv4/showps.exe?p=combi.htm;java=no;

http://www.crisco.unicaen.fr/cgi-bin/cherches.cgi

http://www.granddictionnaire.com/btml/fra/r_motclef/index1024_1.asp

Spanish:

http://www.rae.es/rae.html

http://dix.osola.com/

- Aug 22 2009
Thanks for testing felix,

yes please send me the backtrace, I don't like my apps causing plasma to crash ;) Did you restart plasma after updating? I should write somewhere that it's important to do this...

I will start a new thread where people can enter good dictionary adresses. I wouldn't put too much of them into the base-installation, because it would look overloaded... Maybe someday I'll add an option to hide some of the available search engines, so that I could include an exhaustive list and set most of them as hidden just after installation...

You can look at the code, it's really easy to add new engines, it's one line per engine. Just look at the syntax in the other lines and reproduce it with your own urls.

- Aug 22 2009
I added a iate search "german to all, all categories". Fo other searches, the sources must be edited, until I have programmed a form to enter new search engines. Check it out! (if you feel so...) - Aug 22 2009
to be fair, Qt isn't that bad when you got into it ;) - Aug 20 2009
I found how I can submit the query to iate using the URL, so I think that in some future version, it will be possible to search on this site :)

Thanx for proposing help! But I don't know whow you could help, unless you are a great Qt guru ;) I'm doing this mostly to learn programming with Qt and plasma, and my first impression is that there are still lots of bugs left in Qt, some things do not feel logical at all, and make programming very difficult... But maybe it's only me being too ignorant ;)

cheers
Pascal - Aug 20 2009
oh i just looked at http://iate.europa.eu. I didn't know this site before, seems to be interesting, thanx for pointing to it!

But it cannot be added easily to babeleo, because the query is not reflected in the URL. It seems to use the "struts" java web framework... - Aug 18 2009
Glad you like it :)

Quote:
a popup search and a list of the resutls inside the plasmoid


I thought about doing that, it should be easy to parse the content of the leo-websites. On the other side, i use Leo.org since years and i really like it, and maybe they need some people watching the adds and sometimes clicking on them ;)

Quote:
a dataengine with other dictionnaries like pons.de, http://iate.europa.eu etc.


yes that would be cool. It would also be nice to add a little mask where users can configure their own query-schemes for other online dictionaries. Usually, the url for a query on an online dictionary has a simple form like:

<URL part 1>query<URL part2>

to configure a new dictionary, the user would have to specify the two parts of the URL, a name for the dictionary and an image file for an icon...

The other function i want to add, is a little textfield where the user can type in the query manually. It would open when you doubleclick the icon.

The icon is the babelfish icon from the crystalsvg design. I only changed the colors :) I'm not sure if I should mention this somewhere to satisfy the GPL...

cheers

pascal




- Aug 18 2009