Free and Open Source Machine Translation API. 100% self-hosted, no limits, no ties to proprietary services. Built on top of Argos Translate. - uav4geo/LibreTranslate
Seems pretty nice. An open instance can be found here.
Another hosted instance:
How does it compare to this? https://github.com/apertium/apertium-trunk
I think it’s a webfrontend for that, so the same.
Edit: on a second look, maybe not. One is called Argos, the other Apertium.
It looks really nice to be honest. Hopefully more languages will be added over time. And I see they have “language detection” as one of their todo’s which means it could be hosted together with a mastodon instance and provide translation services! :)
Live translation in chats would be another way to use the API.
Anyways, I am actually surprised how many languages they already have (no idea about the quality of some of the models though). But if they add Indonesian, Japanese and Swahili, they got a pretty big chunk of the world’s relevant languages covered.
Imagine integrating it in Lemmy for full multilang post support.
Oof! Such a need! Currently, I’m kinda like “Oh, great, more posts I can’t decipher” and just scroll past them… this would help! To be fair, I also kinda like feeling that Mastodon is massively popular around the world by seeing languages I don’t get…
This is great!!
I like it. Until now I tried to use Wordnet dictionary and Apertium translator to be able to understand complex texts in english but now… >////<
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