Tutorial – My Personal Dictionary by Google Translate

As Google provides us the AJAX support for Google translate and other very useful API to access the most powerful API from Google. I tried to play a little bit with the Google Translate to build my very simple dictionary Eng – Thai.

Here is the code, which is very simple and straightforward.

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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <head>
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
    <title>Dictionary Eng - Thai</title>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/jsapi"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function callBackTranslate()
  {
    var word = document.getElementById("word").value;
      google.language.translate(word, "en", "th", function(result) {
        if (!result.error) {
          var container = document.getElementById("translation");
          container.innerHTML = result.translation;
        }
      });
    }

  function translate()
  {
    google.load("language", "1", {"callback" : callBackTranslate});
  }

    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
  <div>
    <input type="text" id="word" name="word"/>
  </div>
  <div>
    <input type="button" value="Translate" onclick="translate();"/>
  </div>
  <div id="translation"> </div>

  </body>
</html>
Dec 17th, 2009

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