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To write this question, I had to type in the box in english.

I'm looking for an extension or plugin that could allow me to:

  • type in my native language
  • select the text I typed
  • right click and select target language I pre-selected
  • selected text get translated
  • I submit my question
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How about the gTranslate add-on for Firefox?

With gTranslate you can translate any text in a webpage just by selecting and right-clicking over it. The extension uses the Google translation services to translate the text.

gTranslate is a Firefox extensions which:

Translates from:

  • English to German / German to English
  • English to Spanish / Spanish to English
  • English to French / French to English
  • English to Italian / Italian to English
  • English to Portuguese / Portuguese to English
  • English to Japanese / Japanese to English
  • English to Korean / Korean to English
  • English to Chinese (Simplified) / Chinese (Simplified) to English
  • English to Arabic / Arabic to English
  • German to French / French to German

  • Auto-detection of browser locale and page language (if lang attribute is defined for the selected tag or for the whole page).

For example: By defalut gTranslate has 'German to English' as language pair. If you your locale is set to French then 'German to French' is going to be used, but if the page (or the selected text) is detected to be in English, it will be translated from 'English to French'.

  • Support for translating text from input and textarea form fields. Image title or alt attributes can be translated also.
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Thanks John for the completeness of your answer – Pierre 303 Jan 22 '11 at 21:20
@Pierre you're most welcome :) – John T Jan 22 '11 at 21:45

Or if you use Google Chrome, you can try Boss Banana.

To translate text in a field:

  • Select text in a field (text area, text input). The icon in the address bar should be blue.
  • Click the bananas icon in the address bar.
  • Click the translation in the popup. The text should turn green.

This will replace the selection with the translation. Click again to cancel.

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Thanks. I use Chrome – Pierre 303 Jan 24 '11 at 6:57

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