quick foreign language lookup

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rroonnbb
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quick foreign language lookup

Post by rroonnbb » Sat May 02, 2009 8:13 pm

I'm wondering if anybody could hand-hold me through something that I think should be pretty easy. I want an easy way to use launchbar to look up foreign-language words (Spanish, in this case). Ideally the workflow is just to invoke launchbar, type something like 'sdict' and then a space and then the word I want to translate to english.

I was hoping to use a local, rather than an online dictionary, but it looks like they're all about $30 which seems a bit much when there are lots of online options so I guess I'll go with an online solution.

Anybody want to give a newbie some tips? Thanks!

rroonn

norbert
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Re: quick foreign language lookup

Post by norbert » Sun May 31, 2009 7:06 pm

You can add a search template to your LaunchBar index that queries one of the various online dictionaries and translation services on the web. Here are just two examples:

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http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/*
Encoding: UTF-8


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http://translate.google.com/translate_t?sl=es&tl=en&q=*
Encoding: UTF-8

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