Fanyi Translation Script

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Fanyi is a simple translation script that employs the free Microsoft Translator API in order to translate a newline-separated text file, line by line, into almost any language. I wrote it to facilitate an internationalization proof-of-concept. Of course it isn’t meant for production use since the quality of the translations will be poor.

The script allows for a custom list of excluded words or phrases, so you can exempt from translation your brand names, HTML entities, and other untranslatable strings. Since each line is treated as a single entity, excluded strings are skipped, then merged back in.


Translate a three-line file into Chinese, excluding HTML entities and two brand names.


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Usage Synopsis

Single file conversion:

Multiple file conversion recursively through a directory tree:

Check out the project on Github.

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