New in version 0.5.
Google Translate is an online service for
machine translation (MT). Familiarise yourself with Google’s terms of service. Note that since Virtaal
version 1.0 you need to have an API key in your configuration (
The Virtaal plugin provides the output of Google Translate as suggestions.
The plugin queries a web service over the Internet, and suggestions might therefore take a moment before they are displayed. Also keep in mind that your source text is sent unencrypted over the Internet, and therefore no confidential translation should be done using this plug-in.
Remember that the suggestions from the Google Translate plugin are unreviewed machine-generated translations, that could be wrong, inaccurate, or flawed in some other way. It is meant as a way to help you increase your productivity, not to substitute the expertise of a human translator.