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hlstriker
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Old 05-03-2009 , 23:14   Chat Translation
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+description+
This plugin will take other players chat and translate it according to the language the player has set in their amx_langmenu.

Example:
- There are 12 players speaking English (and have English set in amx_langmenu).
- There are 5 players speaking German (and have German set in amx_langmenu).
- There are 2 players speaking Spanish (and have Spanish set in amx_langmenu).
- The players in English will now see the German's/Spanish's chat in English.
- The players in German will now see the English's/Spanish's chat in German.
- The players in Spanish will now see the English's/German's chat in Spanish.

How it works:
- Before sending the chat message to each player it will first send it to Google's Translation page (http://translate.google.com/translate_t).
- It will now retrieve the translated text and send it on to the selected player.
- If the sending and receiveing player are using the same language it won't use the translator.

Limitations:
- Only the languages supported in amx_langmenu are supported in this plugin.
- 2 languages in amx_langmenu are also not available on Google (Macedonian and l33t).
- Google Translations are not perfect. There will be errors sometimes of course.
- The HL1 engine cannot display some translated characters (that char will be left out of word).

+cvars+
sv_langdomain ".com"
- Sets the domain in which to use on Google for the translation.
- You will want to set this to the domain closest to your server (make sure it exists first!).
- Example: United States will use .com (Default), United Kingdom will use .co.uk

sv_langmod "mod"
- Here you must set the mod name abbreviation you are using (Default: cs).
- Names to choose from: CS, TFC.

sv_translatefile "URL"
- This cvar allows you to enter the URL to the ChatTranslation.php file.
- The closer the URL is to your game server the better.
- If you set this cvar it will use the ChatTranslation.php file before/after translating.
- The ChatTranslation.php file is good to use so it can fix non-english characters.
- You can host the ChatTranslation.php yourself, it's contained in the zip file.

+ChatTranslation.php completed languages+
If language is not listed the non-english characters won't work.
Translators please see this thread.
- German
- Turkish
- French
- Swedish
- Spanish
- Danish
- Dutch
- Finnish
- Bulgarian
- Romanian
- Lithuanian
- More to come.

+games supported+
- Counter-Strike
- Team Fortress Classic

+change log+
Version 1.0 ( 05-03-2009 )
-- Initial release.

Version 1.1 ( 05-03-2009 )
-- Added support for Team Fortress Classic.
-- Added the sv_langmod cvar for mod support.

Version 1.2 ( 05-06-2009 )
-- Fixed quotes cutting off the sentence.
-- The amx_langmenu will pop-up if client doesn't have a language set.

Version 1.3 ( 05-08-2009 )
-- Fixed some text display when a client doesn't select a language.
-- Fixed names displaying incorrectly in TFC if name used certain chars.

Version 2.0 ( 05-09-2009 )
-- Fixed the menu from displaying before player fully spawned.
-- Removed Serbian from the translations as it doesn't work well.
-- Added the sv_translatefile cvar, see the cvar section to see how it works.
Attached Files
File Type: sma Get Plugin or Get Source (ChatTranslation.sma - 2060 views - 11.7 KB)
File Type: zip ChatTranslation.zip (2.3 KB, 966 views)

Last edited by hlstriker; 05-12-2009 at 22:25.
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fysiks
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Old 05-03-2009 , 23:18   Re: Chat Translation
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Great concept, in theory. I have a feeling in actual usage it will not be of much use because most words will be spelled incorrectly ( from my experience). Or does google translation try and interpret mispelled words?
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stupok
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Old 05-03-2009 , 23:24   Re: Chat Translation
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This is very creative! Rockin'!

I'm thinking it would be pretty slow and inaccurate, but it's still a great idea Slow and inaccurate is better than nothing.

I might inspect the code and make suggestions later.
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hlstriker
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Old 05-03-2009 , 23:37   Re: Chat Translation
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Yes, I thought the same thing. I would much rather read some misspelled / misinterpreted words than a bunch of mumbo-jumbo though!

It's also not as slow as I thought it would be. Thanks to Google only sending minimal data (it's pretty much only 1 string) via HTTP. Even using Google's Japanese server the delay between chat send/receive was only about 0.1 seconds.
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Old 05-03-2009 , 23:40   Re: Chat Translation
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O_o wow, that's fast
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orange
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Old 05-04-2009 , 00:26   Re: Chat Translation
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Sounds like a good idea but i would rather not have people connecting from all around the world lagging up a u.s server
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hlstriker
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Old 05-04-2009 , 01:45   Re: Chat Translation
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Added support for Team Fortress Classic
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BOYSplayCS
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Old 05-04-2009 , 07:08   Re: Chat Translation
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Wow this is very nice!
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Old 05-04-2009 , 07:32   Re: Chat Translation
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wow, nice job dude ;)
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hleV
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Old 05-04-2009 , 07:50   Re: Chat Translation
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Um... Wow.
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