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Google Translate for Translators (GT4T)


It works a charm! I really believe this is a correct use of MT, and applaud your inventiveness.

William Gray William [Bill] Gray, English/Norwegian/Danish/Bokmal Translator

GT4T has it’s own webpage now. Please go to https://gt4t.net/ for updated information and download.

Google Translate for Translators (GT4T) is a translator’s productivity tool that seamlessly integrates Google Translate into all text applications. It can help you translate faster by replacing selected source text of your choice with translations from Google.


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GT4T pro works in all applications. GT4T pro is an unobstrusive stand-alone Windows application. After running it in the system tray, you can then use the system hot keys it provides in Word, Trados, Wordfast, notpad, webpages, etc. In fact, the hot keys work anywhere you can type text.

Select and hit the hot key. Whenever and where-ever you select some text (Always use CTRL+SHIFT+Right or Left Arrow to select texts. It will be much faster than using the mouse!) and hit the hot key (CTRL+J by default), the text will be replaced by its translation from Google Translate.

Special hot keys for various CAT tools. If you are using TagEditor, Translator’s Workbench, Trados 2009, Wordfast pro and SDLX, Hit CTRL+ALT+J, the current segment will be automatically translated and hit CTRL+ALT+K, the next segment will be automatically translated.

Many Language pairs: Google Translate translates between 52 languages and GT4T supports all languages pairs that GT works with! Check Google Translate website for a complete list of available languages.

GT4T never expires! GT4T is not a freeware, but you can use the trial version as long as you wish. A nag screen will appear occasionally after you use it 500 times but you don’t have to pay – if you don’t mind being nagged:)

Google Dictionary & Plain Text Pasting: Select a word anywhere and press down CTRL+SHIFT+D to check the word in Google multilingual dictionary instantly. Press CTRL+SHIFT+V to paste text without format information (font, size, color, etc). These functions are free: you will never get nag screens when using them.

GT4T is available in two versions: Word Edition and Professional Edition. Word Edition is an word add-on that works within Microsoft Word and Professional Edition Works in all applications. The two versions can coexist on one computer. If you buy the license for the pro edition, the Word edition will also be licensed.

Hot keys Summary:

Word Edition Professional Edition Action
CTRL+ALT+H CTRL+J Replace selected text with its translation from Google Translate
CTRL+SHIFT+V CTRL+J Copy some text and paste the translation elsewhere.

Replace with translation followed by source text in bracket,e.g.

“love” is replaced by “爱 (love)”

CTRL+ALT+D CTRL+SHIFT+D Check Google on-line dictionary
CTRL+SHIFT+V CTRL+SHIFT+V Paste plain text (text with no format information)

Translate current segment (Workbench, Tageditor, Trados2009, SDLX,

Wordfast pro)


Translate next segment (Workbench, Tageditor, Trados2009, SDLX,

Wordfast pro)

CTRL+ALT+G Set up language pair

Support: You are always welcome to contact me about anything. You can use the Contact me page to send me an email. I use cell phone pushmail technology so I usually can receive your mail instantly and reply to it very quickly (Except sleeping time of course!).


  • Horac

    Hi Dallas,

    Occasionally I am taking advantage of the 1.36 version and it works great, many thanks, a brilliant idea! Anyway, I tried to upgrade to the latest one (i.e. v2.10) and received an error towards the end of the installation process (Error 1316. A network error occured while attempting to read from the file “C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Local Settings\Application Data\Downloaded Installations\…\GT4Word.msi”).. Nothing was modified.. However, nothing was installed;(

    And, one more thing, having tried the application in the workplace, I was not able to retrieve any translations from the Google MT. Could it be the proxy blocking the traffic in/out? Is there a way to overcome this? It works fine at home;)

    Many thanks and keep up the good work!


  • Micha Reisel

    Hi Dallas

    This is really a great help, thanks!


  • Dallas

    Thank you Micha for reporting this. It is caused by the Windows Installer. I have sent you the .dot file so you can manually install it.

  • Micha Reisel

    I clicked on GT4Word.exe (Word 2003 is closed) and the dialogue says:
    “The procedure entry point xxxx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll”

  • Adam

    Hi Dallas,

    Sorry I didn’t make myself clear. What I meant was tagged text, like HTML or XML prepared for translation as RTF or Doc files with Trados internal and external styles applied. Since not everyone uses Trados, the new feature could simply ignore any text in .

    As it is now, when you send a string with tags to Google, it returns lots of weird code with the tag content (like Font, Head, Title etc.) translated.

  • Dallas

    Hi Adam,

    Thank you very much for new ideas. But I am not sure what types of tags you refer to. Could you explain a little more?

  • Adam

    Hi Dallas,

    Great stuff, thanks a lot! I was wondering if GT4Word could support tags, by e.g. sending a string for translation to Google without tags or with some placeholders, and inserting the tags back in the target string? Wordfast does that but the placeholders are not replaced with tags and it’s a bit messy.

    Good luck

  • Bill

    Thanks for this. It works wonderfully.

  • Dallas

    Yes, Emilio. I will be working on a version that works in any applications.

    Do you mean SDLX?

  • Emilio

    Hello Dallas,

    Any chance this good tool of yours may work on SDL CAT?