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Useful translation tool for console. With features: translate text from clipboard and store translation logs

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Console Translator


pip3 install cli_translate --user


  • Quick translation for text in clipboard

  • Ability for replace text in clipboard with translation

  • Ability for output with notify-send (useful with hotkey binding)

  • Store all translated texts in sqlite database

  • Google or Yandex translation clients

Configure Yandex Api key

The usage yandex translator require following steps

Usage Examples

  • itrans -to es Clipboard text will be translated

  • itrans -to fr "Some text" "Some text" will be translated

  • itrans -to en -i Interactive text input mode

  • itrans -to en -p Clipboard text will be translated and replaced with translation

  • itrans --help See All available options

Tips and Tricks

  • register bash/zsh aliases with most useful options; example `alias et="itrans -to en -p -o -c yandex"

  • save translation to file itrans [options] > file.txt

  • translate text from file itrans [options] "$(cat /path/to_file.txt)"

  • pipe result to another itrans --raw "Hello World"|cowsay


This utility is for personal use, not automated translations.

The volume of translated text lenght is limited per-request





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