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instantTranslate

This add-on is used to translate selected and/or clipboard text from one language to another. This is done using an external service.

Configuring languages

To configure source, target and in case swap language, go to: NVDA Menu >> Preferences >> Instant Translate Settings.

There are two comboboxes labeled "Source language" and "Target language", and a checkbox to decide if it must copy the translation to clipboard.

In addition, if you selected auto option (the first choice) from "Source language" combobox, there are also a combobox labeled "Language for swapping" and a checkbox about the auto-swap.

The meaning of two first comboboxes and checkbox for copy is clear, but some words about the rest are necessary. Remember always that the explanations below assume the source language set on the auto option.

The "Language for swapping" combobox is useful when you swap via script (see below) the source and target language; in fact, a target language set on the auto option has no sense, so the addon sets it to value of combobox above.

So, imagine this situation: you usually translate into English (your main language), but sometimes (for example, when you write a document) you need to translate into Italian (your second language, suppose); you can set "Language for swapping" combobox to Italian, so you will translate from English to Italian without accessing directly to the addon settings. Obviously this function has a major or minor utility according to your more frequent needs.

Now, the auto-swap checkbox: it appears if and only if you set the auto option in "Source language" combobox, and is directly connected with "Language for swapping" combobox. If you activate it, then the addon tries to commute automatically from your source and target configuration to a configuration where target becomes the source language, and language selected in "Language for swapping" combobox is the new target language; extremely useful if the source language of the text you want translate is the target language.

A simple example: take again in mind the situation imagined previously; if you translate a text in a language different from English, there is no problem, you get the correct translation in English. But if you need to translate a text from English, normally you get a translation into English identical to original text, and this is a bit useless. Thanks to auto-swap function, however, assuming that you want to know how your text sounds into Italian, the addon commutes automatically the target language to Italian, so it returns a valid translation.

Anyway, this is a temporary configuration; if this option has no effect (it's experimental), try to commute manually to a stable configuration, using the gesture for swapping described below. It's experimental because in some situations (with short texts, tipically), Google does not recognize the real source language correctly, and you have to swap languages manually via script, so to force the source language to be the previous target language (English in our example).

Using

You can use this add-on in two ways:

  1. Select some text using selection commands (shift with arrow keys, for example) and press associated key to translate. translation result willbe read with synthesizer which you are using.
  2. You can also translate text from the Clipboard.

Shortcuts

All following commands must be pressed after modifier key "NVDA+Shift+t":

  • T: Translate selected text,
  • Shift+t: translate text from the Clipboard,
  • S: swap source and target languages,
  • A: announce current configuration,
  • C: copy last result to clipboard,
  • I: identify the language of selected text,
  • H: announces all available commands to user.

Changes for 4.1

  • InstantTranslate is working again, now with Yandex translator service instead of Google.

Changes for 4.0

  • Translation is automatically performed after swapping.
  • Cache bug fixed.

Changes for 3.0

  • Change way how Shortcuts are used, now you can press instantTranslate modifier key "NVDA+Shift+t", and then single letter key to perform some action (see all Commands in the "Shortcuts" section).
  • Implemented swapping languages.
  • Changed configuration format, now we can change instant translate settings if we are in readonly pane, but remember that this will work before first restart of NVDA.
  • Removed limit on amount of text that can be translated.
  • Added shortcut t to the Instant Translate Settings menu item
  • The auto option is now in first position in source combo, and absent in target combo.
  • Added a checkbox for configuring copying translation results.
  • Store config file in the root of settings folder.
  • Source and target languages syncronized with what Google Translate currently exposes (22 Apr 2015).

Changes for 2.1

  • Now addon can translate text from clipboard when pressing nvda+shift+y.

Changes for 2.0

  • Added gui configurator where you can choose source and target languages.
  • Added addon menu item found under preferences menu.
  • Settings now is written in separate config file.
  • Translation results now automatically copies into the clipboard for future manipulations.

Changes for 1.0

  • Initial version.


Re: Microsoft Edge

Don H
 

Sorry to say your tutorial meems to be out of date as I can not follow your instructions to set the home page.

On 10/20/2020 3:18 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi Don


is it for the old edge or the new one? I have both on the website at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html <http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html>

When you go to the page jump down by headings until you you get to those tutorials on edge.


Hope it helps.


Gene nz


On 21/10/2020 9:07 am, Don H wrote:
Wanting to make the leap to Edge.  Are there any good tutorials to help me get started?  For example can't figure out how to set the home or start up page.











Re: Microsoft Edge

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Don


is it for the old edge or the new one? I have both on the website at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html <http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html>

When you go to the page jump down by headings until you you get to those tutorials on edge.


Hope it helps.


Gene nz

On 21/10/2020 9:07 am, Don H wrote:
Wanting to make the leap to Edge.  Are there any good tutorials to help me get started?  For example can't figure out how to set the home or start up page.






Re: windows feature update 20h2

Raha Tehrani
 

Hi.
I've just updated to the latest version. "20H2" I've just discovered a
problem with the latest version of NVDA. as you do an alt+enter on
This PC, you won't be able to see the same system properties you could
previously see. instead, there will be settings which is not mainly
supported by NVDA. you can't read the information shown via NVDA. as I
switched to JAWS, it did much better. JAWS nearly read most
information existed there. but NVDA kept quiet. object navigation
didn't do the trick either.
Take care.

On 10/20/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 03:25 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:


Right. At least that’s as far as users need to know. Internally, 20H2
features are in a dormant state.
-
Then it's a staging update, but not the true Feature Update.  I have gone
through the staging updates in the past, but until and unless the Windows 10
Version and Build numbers actually change, it's not a Feature Update in any
meaningful sense of the word.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

~ Kelley Boorn






Re: Microsoft Edge

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

There's one on the accessibility central site. There's also one on Freedom Scientific's site. It's on the webinars page.

On 10/20/2020 1:07 PM, Don H wrote:
Wanting to make the leap to Edge.  Are there any good tutorials to help me get started?  For example can't figure out how to set the home or start up page.






Re: Microsoft Edge

 

Don, since edge is chromium based, most of what will work for chrome will work for this to.

On 21/10/2020 9:07 am, Don H wrote:
Wanting to make the leap to Edge.  Are there any good tutorials to help me get started?  For example can't figure out how to set the home or start up page.






Possible cause of a problem with firefox and waterfox when using NVDA along with global commands extension

Jacob Kruger
 

Not really an issue at the moment, since have fixed it here, and, yes, I didn't follow the recent threads on issues with making use of waterfox/firefox, but, just did a completely clean reinstallation of my windows 10 64 bit machine from scratch, and, while installing software packages, and reconfiguring combinations of NVDA and add-ons, etc., I found out that the moment I installed global commands extension, both waterfox and firefox no longer seemed to allow me to interact with the web-page contents, besides tabbing through all elements.


Chrome-based browsers, like chrome itself and brave still seemed to work fine, though.


When I then went into the global commands extension settings, and, turned off it's extended virtual buffer extension, suddenly both those browsers, running versions of the same engine under the hood started working fine again.


In other words, just posting this here in case it's affecting someone else, and, in case this form of a solution wasn't figured out in the prior thread - sorry if duplicate info.


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."


Microsoft Edge

Don H
 

Wanting to make the leap to Edge.  Are there any good tutorials to help me get started?  For example can't figure out how to set the home or start up page.


Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 03:25 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Right. At least that’s as far as users need to know. Internally, 20H2 features are in a dormant state.
-
Then it's a staging update, but not the true Feature Update.  I have gone through the staging updates in the past, but until and unless the Windows 10 Version and Build numbers actually change, it's not a Feature Update in any meaningful sense of the word.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

Hi,

Right. At least that’s as far as users need to know. Internally, 20H2 features are in a dormant state.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows feature update 20h2

 

OK, but that still doesn't explain to me why Build 19041.572 shows Version 2004 if it is indeed a feature update.  No earlier feature updates, including the ones that were "trivial" feature updates, have left the version number the same.  I expect I will see Version 20H2 once the feature update is applied.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

Well interestingly the update has appeared on my 4th gen workstation which has to be at least5 years old now but not on my amd laptop.

And yet, it does appear bar java and the display drivers which are updated nothing should be stopping it.

On my workstation, the update took 5 minutes to load and all I did was change the alt tab behaviour so it opens everything normally excluding edge tabs in the alt tab list because I like it like that.

Nothing was changed, in fact the only thing that has changed is the 20h2 tag, even the build is the same.

Nothing seems to be effecting things so far and nothing major needed to be updated.

In fact bar a few app updates I hardly noticed the update curve.

On 21/10/2020 7:59 am, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
NO, it's a feature update - build 19042.572. To check if you've got Version 20H2, open Action Center and see if "tablet mode" is present on desktop systems - if it isn't, then you have 20H2 unless tablet mode is unpinned.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows feature update 20h2

If you're referring to build # 572, I don't know what the new features are, bas I've seen no change in behavior or programs since I installed it on three systems.


On 10/20/2020 2:28 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Just noticed its come out, not yet for my laptop, but I will wait for it.

What have users found with it so far.



On 21/10/2020 7:16 am, Don H wrote:
Just installed the latest feature update to Windows 10. Took less
than 10 minutes to install. I was offered it as a optional update.







.


Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

OK, but that still doesn't explain to me why Build 19041.572 shows Version 2004 if it is indeed a feature update.  No earlier feature updates, including the ones that were "trivial" feature updates, have left the version number the same.  I expect I will see Version 20H2 once the feature update is applied.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

Hi,

No, 19042 just graduated to stable build status. Although the build numbers are different, 2004 and 20H2 share same system internals – there are hidden flags that the enablement package for 20H2 will simply modify, which is essentially the same mechanism as 2019 feature updates.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows feature update 20h2

 

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 02:59 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

NO, it's a feature update - build 19042.572.

-
Joseph, just so you know, I have 19041.572, and winver still shows Version 2004.  I think 19042 is fast ring, but don't they generally keep the dot numbers the same?

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 02:59 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
NO, it's a feature update - build 19042.572.
-
Joseph, just so you know, I have 19041.572, and winver still shows Version 2004.  I think 19042 is fast ring, but don't they generally keep the dot numbers the same?

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

It’s hard waking up and realizing it’s not always black and white.

     ~ Kelley Boorn

 


Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

Hi,
NO, it's a feature update - build 19042.572. To check if you've got Version 20H2, open Action Center and see if "tablet mode" is present on desktop systems - if it isn't, then you have 20H2 unless tablet mode is unpinned.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows feature update 20h2

If you're referring to build # 572, I don't know what the new features are, bas I've seen no change in behavior or programs since I installed it on three systems.


On 10/20/2020 2:28 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Just noticed its come out, not yet for my laptop, but I will wait for it.

What have users found with it so far.



On 21/10/2020 7:16 am, Don H wrote:
Just installed the latest feature update to Windows 10. Took less
than 10 minutes to install. I was offered it as a optional update.


Re: windows feature update 20h2

Steve Matzura
 

If you're referring to build # 572, I don't know what the new features are, bas I've seen no change in behavior or programs since I installed it on three systems.

On 10/20/2020 2:28 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Just noticed its come out, not yet for my laptop, but I will wait for it.

What have users found with it so far.



On 21/10/2020 7:16 am, Don H wrote:
Just installed the latest feature update to Windows 10.  Took less than 10 minutes to install.  I was offered it as a optional update.


Re: windows feature update 20h2

Don H
 

See no difference after installing the feature update.

On 10/20/2020 1:28 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Just noticed its come out, not yet for my laptop, but I will wait for it.

What have users found with it so far.



On 21/10/2020 7:16 am, Don H wrote:
Just installed the latest feature update to Windows 10.  Took less than 10 minutes to install.  I was offered it as a optional update.











Re: windows feature update 20h2

 

Just noticed its come out, not yet for my laptop, but I will wait for it.

What have users found with it so far.

On 21/10/2020 7:16 am, Don H wrote:
Just installed the latest feature update to Windows 10.  Took less than 10 minutes to install.  I was offered it as a optional update.






Re: Buying Compact vocalizer voices

Daniel McGee
 

It is because I have a hearing impairment. This is why I prefer compact versions. I'm only seeing the normal versions of the vocalizer expressive voices and not the compact ones.

On 20 Oct 2020, at 17:24, Joshua Hendrickson <louvins@gmail.com> wrote:

I personally don't know why people like the compact voices. To me,
they sound like complete crap and are all full of static. I've got
Daniel on my computer and could use him with NVDA if I wanted. I have
the scansoft version of him using SAPI5. However, he isn't my
favorite voice. He sounds very arrogant and snobbish at least to me.
But to each their own. Good luck.

On 10/20/20, Chris via groups.io <chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
You get all voices available to you to use including Daniel and whatever
other voices you need to use


From: Daniel McGee
Sent: 20 October 2020 16:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Buying Compact vocalizer voices

H







--
Joshua Hendrickson

Joshua Hendrickson





windows feature update 20h2

Don H
 

Just installed the latest feature update to Windows 10.  Took less than 10 minutes to install.  I was offered it as a optional update.

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