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I remember my dad using a small utility on windows, around the year 2000, which would translate everything on a screen from language to another - windows, titles, menus and even text inside a game. I unfortunately do not remember what it was called, but it was in the shape of a bar, which was about 200x25 pixels and had some buttons. I was running windows 98 at that time, and the program would cause the screen to blink when switching between languages. I'm guessing it might have simply switched the locale, so I'm wondering if windows handles language support like unix-like OSes, as well as if the program actually translated, or simply switched language settings.

I'd like to know what this program was, or if there is anything that would do the same thing.

I found some programs can do full screen translations , one is 金山快译 , another is 朗道 . both are dictionary applications . 朗道 is also bar shaped , but not the same as the one i was talking about .

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it seems a bit silly, but could you link to these apps, or/and translate what they're called? Its a little unintuitive for someone who can't read chinese –  Journeyman Geek May 24 '12 at 13:33
let me guess, babylon? and by the way what do you mean by whole screen? do you mean user interface? –  Maxwell S. May 24 '12 at 13:38

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