LibreTranslate - Free and Open Source Machine Translation API
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Free and Open Source Machine Translation API. 100% self-hosted, no limits, no ties to proprietary services. Run your own API server in just a few minutes.

I always used translation applications on my phone, when I still used google services the oblivious choice was google translate, but after learning what google does, I traded one evil for the other and turned to the Microsoft app.

I tried several app’s open source but none were 100% effective, when I saw a post on this site, open source, the first thing I did was put an icon for the site on my phone, I gave up all applications.

It is very good this project and everyone should support, good initiatives like this are worth a lot in the days running away from BigTech.

@Talkless
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running away from BigTech

Absolutely! Though none of my needed languages are supported :-/ .

@Atahualpa
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Very happy to learn about this!

One issue I found, it doesn’t accept single words in french

Cat -> Cat

If I use multiple words it’s fine

the cat -> le chat

@Reaton
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try without an uppercase letter at the beginning. Maybe it doesn’t translate “Cat” because, with the capital C, it thinks it’s a proper name.

I’m using Deepl right now. Good to know that there is a true FLOSS translator, so I will use this instead of Deepl. Thanks :D

Thyristor
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This is actually a pretty good improvement compared to google translate. I made a couple of tries from english to portuguese and got results in european portuguese. Google always defaults to brazilian portuguese and it sticks out like a sore thumb while reading it in Europe, even from short simple sentences.

@ihaphleas
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Try deepl as well

It is propietary software in both server side and client side (js).

@lorabe
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it’s pretty good, i have noticed some inconsistencies compared to google translate, but it’s usable.

Thanks, this is amazing! It seems to actually work pretty well.

It seems that the bulk of the work is done by Argos-translate.

What about the keyboard for smartphone?! Not using Google keyboard or Microsoft SwiftKey any open source project exist?!

I use OpenBoard and I’m quite satisfied.

Dessalines
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This is the only usable one I’ve found too.

But no swipe inside…

@Echedenyan
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Use AnySoftKeyboard.

AnySoftKeyboard is the one I use. I don’t use swipe but it has it.

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Werwolf
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you can find openboard in F-Droid

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