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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.

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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!).


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  • Luca

    I reinstalled again after a reboot. After the co the installation completed the following message window titled “upgradeer pro” appeared: Runtime error ‘-2146697211 (800c0005)’ System error -2146697211

  • Luca

    Hi Dallas,

    GT4T uesd to work really wall until yesterday on my Win XP SP3. Yesterday MS sent a major XP update, and after then GT4T does not work any more. Ctrl+J jenerates an error with the following ID:
    EventType clr20r3 P1: gt4t_api.exe P2: P4: 4bc018ee P4: googletranslateapi P5: P6: 4ba32b97 P7: 2b P8: 3a P9: google.api.googleapiexceptionverkoopresultaten.
    Changing mode to googleapis or translate.google.com ctrl+J does not give an error, but does not produce any result either.

    I tried to disinstall and reinstall and at the end of reinstall i got another error (I cannot reproduce it now)

    After that gt4t can be started normally, but than it still produces the same error described above.

  • Shri

    Hi Dallas,
    I’ve come across a new issue in GT4T. Since a couple of days, this is the result I’m getting on hitting Ctrl+Alt+M:
    Src text:
    In diesem Zusammenhang hat sie für die tekom unter anderem an den Qualitätsanforderungen für Online-Informationen mitgearbeitet.

    Tgt text:
    [[[In this context, it has worked for the tekom among other things, the quality requirements for online information.,In diesem Zusammenhang hat sie für die tekom unter anderem an den Qualitätsanforderungen für Online-Informationen mitgearbeitet.,]],,de]
    The target text gives both English and German versions with some extra characters.
    This happens even if I use Hotspot shield. Any way to correct this?


  • John

    Hi Dallas, this morning (CET time) Google obviously changed some of the coding of their tool so GT4T now generates both source and target texts in the Trados target box.

  • Dallas

    Hi Alex,

    It’s a bug. I will fix it now and let you know.


  • Alex

    Hi, Dallas,

    I wonder why did you throw out such useful feature as PastePlainText from latest version GT4T for Word? It brought me to return to V 2.76.

  • Riccardo

    Hi Dallas:

    Would it be possible to add Bing as a translation engine (since they also publish their APIs)?

    I find that for certain language pairs Bing provides a better translation than Google – it would be really nice to be able to choose which engine to use from time to time (although I suppose the name would then have to change to G&BT4T – which looks really unpronounceable!)


  • Dallas

    Hi Riccardo,

    I am aware of the problem in 1). Processing format information can be very tedious. For the moment, please just select texts for GT to translate:-)

    2. googleapis.com is an url based api officially provided by google.com. translate.google.com is to submit text to GT webpage and get results from it (which is not officially recommended by Google). GT API uses the local ajax google api… Anyway, if one mode doesn’t work properly, you may try the rest.