Action

Google Translate

Posted by David Blue, Last update 12 months ago

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Send the selected text to Google Translate for iOS/iPadOS via its URL scheme. If no text is selected, the entire draft contents will be passed.

By default, this action is configured to auto-detect the source (input) language and translate it into English. Using ISO-639 codes (as mentioned in the documentation below,) you should be able to customize this action for your own use.

If you have questions, please do reach out via this Action’s Issue on my Drafts-specific GitHub Repository or by any other means.

Documentation

The only available documentation (that I could find, anyway) for the Google Translate app’s URL scheme is in the form of this Stack Overflow answer, copied below.

  • sl = source language
  • tl = translation language
  • text = the thing you want to translate

Update: I found that setting sl=auto sets the source language to “Detect Language”, and that the language values are ISO 639 codes. This discussion has some other potentially useful parameters.

googletranslate://?sl=auto&tl=en&text=[selection]


ISO-639

Steps

  • url

    template
    googletranslate://?sl=auto&tl=en&text=[[selection]]
    useSafari
    false
    encodeTags
    true

Options

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