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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
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### Installation

`pip3 install cli_translate --user`


### Features

- 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

- go to https://translate.yandex.ru/developers/keys and register free api key

- define environment variable with name YANDEX_TRANSLATE_API_KEY and with api key as value [Guide](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/environment_variables)


### Usage Examples

- `itranslate -to es` Clipboard text will be translated

- `itranslate -to fr "Some text"` "Some text" will be translated

- `itranslate -to en -i` Interactive text input mode

- `itranslate -to en -p` Clipboard text will be translated and replaced with translation

- `itranslate --help` See All available options


### Tips and Tricks
- register bash/zsh aliases with most useful options; example `alias et="itranslate -to en -p -o -c yandex"

- save translation to file `itranslate [options] > file.txt`

- translate text from file `itranslate [options] "$(cat /path/to_file.txt)"`

- pipe result to another `itranslate --raw "Hello World"|cowsay`

### Limitations

This utility is for personal use, not automated translations.

The volume of translated text lenght is limited per-request

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