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  • Translation Aggregator

    I'm no longer working on Translation Aggregator, but Setx has released an updated version, here. The files attached directly to this post are now outdated

    Translation Aggregator basically works like ATLAS, with support for using a number of website translators and ATLAS simultaneously. It was designed to replace ATLAS's interface as well as add support for getting translations from a few additional sources. Currently, it has support for getting translations from Atlas V13 or V14 (Don't need to have Atlas running), Google, Honyaku, Babel Fish, FreeTranslations.com, Excite, OCN, a word-by-word breakdown from WWWJDIC, MeCab, which converts Kanji to Katakana, and its own built-in Japanese parser (JParser). I picked websites based primarily on what I use and how easy it was to figure out their translation request format. I'm open to adding more, but some of the other sites (Like Word Lingo) seem to go to some effort to make this difficult.

    JParser requires edict2 (Or edict) in the dictionaries directory, and supports multiple dictionaries in there at once. It does not support jmdict. You can also stick enamdict in the directory and it'll detect some names as well, though the name list will be heavily filtered to avoid swamping out other hits. If you have MeCab installed, JParser can use it to significantly improve its results. TA can also look up definitions for MeCab output as well, if a dictionary is installed. In general, MeCab makes fewer mistakes, but JParser handles compound words better, and groups verb conjugations with the verb rather than treating them as separate words.

    TA also includes the ability to launch Japanese apps with Japanese locale settings, automatically inject AGTH into them, and inject its own dll into Japanese apps. Its dll can also translate their menus and dialogs using the ATLAS module (Requires you have ATLAS installed, of course). Versions 0.4.0 and later also include a text hooking engine modeled after AGTH. The menu translation option attempts to translate Windows-managed in-game menus, and is AGTH compatible. The AGTH exe and dlls must be in the Translation Aggregator directory for it to be able to inject AGTH into a process. AGTH is included with the most recent versions of TA.

    The interface is pretty simple, much like ATLAS: Just paste text into the upper left window, and either press the double arrow button to run it through all translators, or press the arrow buttons for individual translation apps. Each algorithm is only run once at a time, so if a window is busy when you tell it to translate something, it'll queue it up if it's a remote request, or stop and rerun it for local algorithms. If you have clipboard monitoring enabled (The untranslated text clipboard button disables it altogether), it'll run any clipboard text with Japanese characters copied from any other app through all translators with clipboard monitoring enabled. I won't automatically submit text with over 500 characters to any of the translation websites, so you can skip forward in agth without flooding servers, in theory. I still don't recommend automatic clipboard translation for the website translators, however.

    To assign a hotkey to the current window layout, press shift-alt-#. Press alt-# to restore the layout. Bound hotkeys will automatically include the current transparency, window frame, and toobar states. If you don't want a bound hotkey to affect one or more of those states, then you can remove the first 1 to 3 entries in the associated line in the ini file. Only modify the ini yourself when the program isn't running. All other values in those lines are mandatory.

    Pre-translation substitutions modify input text before it's sent to any translator. Currently applies to websites, ATLAS, Mecab, and JParser. There's a list of universal replacements ("*") and replacements for every launch profile you've created. I pick which set(s) of substitutions to use based on currently running apps. Note that you do not need to be running AGTH or even have launched a game through TA's launch interface for the game to be detected, but you do need to create a launch profile. May allow you to just drag and drop exes onto the dialog in the future.

    MeCab is a free program that separates words and gives their pronunciation and part of speech. I use it to get the information needed to parse words and display furigana. If you have MeCab installed but I report I'm having trouble initializing it, you can try copying libmecab.dll to the same directory as this program. Do not install MeCab using a UTF16 dictionary, as I have no idea how to talk to it (UTF16 strings don't seem to work). Instead, configure MeCab to use UTF8, Shift-JIS, or EUC-JP. If you have both MeCab and edict/edict2 installed, you can view a word's translation in MeCab by hovering the mouse over it. Also, JParser can use MeCab to help in parsing sentences.

    JParser tends to be a better choice for those who know almost no Japanese - it tells you how verbs are conjugated, handles some expressions, etc. MeCab may well be the better choice for those who know some Japanese, however.

    Source, attached below, is available under the GPL v2.

    Thanks to (In alphabetical order, sorry if I'm leaving anyone out):
    Hongfire Members:
    Freaka for his innumerable feature suggestions and reported issues over the course of development.
    Setsumi for TA Helper and for all his suggested improvements and reported issues, particularly with JParser.
    Setx for AGTH.
    Stomp for fixing the open file dialog not working properly on some systems and adding the tooltip font dialog, and fixing a bug that required admin privileges when certain other software was installed.
    Might sound like minor contributions, but feedback really drives the development of TA.

    Non-members:
    KingMike of KingMike's Translations, who is apparently the creator of the EUC-JP table I used to generate my own conversion table.
    Nasser R. Rowhani for his function hooking code.
    Z0mbie for writing the opcode length detector/disassembler I use for hooking. Apparently was intended for virus-related use, but works fine for other things, too.
    And the creators and maintainers of edict, MeCab, and zlib.

    You might also be interested in:
    *Setsumi's TA Helper and AGTHGrab.
    *errotzol's replacements script.
    *Devocalypse's devOSD.
    *kaosu's ITH (Like AGTH. No direct TA support, due to lack of a command line interface, but definitely worth checking out).

    MeCab
    edict2

    Changelog:
    0.4.9
    * Fixed MeCab/JParser getting stuck when starting a new translation before the last is fixed.
    * Fixed interface lockup while mousing over an item in MeCab while JParser is running.
    * Menu translation will now translate column headings in ListViews (Needed this for the AA launcher)
    * Fixed ATLAS config crash.
    * Global hotkey support. Toggle under "File" menu (Tools is kinda big already). Currently only really supports history navigation. May add more later.

    0.4.8
    * Added history. Logs both original text and translations (For online translators). It logs up to 20 MB of original text, and whatever translations are associated with it. Currently only way to force a retranslation is to toggle one of several options (Autoreplace half-width characters, src/dest language, modify substitutions).
    * Fixed deadlock bug on MaCab mouse over while JParser is running.
    * Fix corrupting built-in text hooker settings when launch failed. Suspect no one uses this, anyways.
    * Drag/dropping an exe onto TA to open up the injection dialog now actives TA.

    0.4.7
    * JParser and MeCab each use their own thread (Mostly).
    * Changed conjugation table format to JSON - plan to do this to a lot of other files (Being careful not to mess up game settings or substitution tables). Currently have way too much file loading code.

    0.4.6
    * Fix WWWJDIC
    * Fix closing injection dialog
    * Updating process list 10+x faster
    * Process list autoupdates
    * Fixed bug that would result in injecting into wrong process when one program is running multiple times.
    * Updated included AGTH version

    0.4.5
    * Added bing support.
    * Updated Honyaku code (They didn't try and block TA, they just modified their HTML)
    * Fixed AGTH command line code.
    * Replaced "/GL" with "/SM" compile option, resulting in faster builds when one has a lot of cores.

    0.4.4
    * Regular expressions are now compiled
    * Injection validation when using addresses relative to dlls (Or function addresses in dlls) should be fixed.
    * Added option to create shortcuts. They'll launch TA (If it's not running) and try to launch the game using the current injection settings (Injection settings that you'd get at the launch screen - the current settings are not saved - it always uses the most recently used ones).
    * Appropriated some of Setsumi's code to make tooltips larger.

    0.4.3
    * Multiple subcontexts now supported. Separate them with semi-colons. AGTH code converter will add two subcontexts, when appropriate.
    * Using aliases for hooks added. Prefix a hook with "[Alias Text]" and that's what will be displayed on the context manager screen as the hook's name. Makes it easier to see context strings.
    * Locale selection added to injection dialog.
    * "Hook delay" added to injection dialog. Actually doesn't delay hooking, delays how long before hooks that use filtering based on calling function's dll are enabled. Generally only the default hooks do this. Increasing this delay may circumvent issues with games that crash when launched with AGTH, but work fine when injected after launching.
    * Added "!" and "~" operators.

    * Stomp's admin privilege fix when using some 3rd party software added.
    * Excite fixed
    * Fixed sanity testing for injection addresses, so when specify a dll or exe name in a text hook, shouldn't erroneously think it's an error when the module isn't loaded in the current address space.
    * Fixed some JParser dicrionary common word parsing, when using versions of edict with entL entries. Also changed treatment of Kanji entries when only their corresponding Hiragana are marked as common.
    * Fixed substitution matching Hiragana with Katakana and vice versa.
    * Fixed a clipboard-related crash bug.
    * Fixed hooks causing crashes when relocating call/jumps (Hopefully...)
    * Fixed AGTH repeat filter length placement (oops).

    0.4.2b
    * Fixed substitution loading/deleting.
    * Fixed << and >>.

    0.4.2
    * AGTH code conversion tool.
    * Injection code checker added.
    * New child process injection handler (Really nifty injection code for that...). Should be a little more robust than before.
    * Option not to inject into child processes added.
    * Auto copy to clipboard added.
    * Both extension filters fixed.
    * Both eternal repeat filters fixed/upgraded.
    * Phrase repeat filter fixed/upgraded.
    * OpenMP/MSVC 2008 SP1 runtime requirement removed
    * char/charBE fixed
    * GetGlyphOutline fixed
    * Copy to clipboard crash when auto translate disabled fixed.
    * Slightly improved dll injection error handling.

    0.4.1
    * More context/filter options.
    * Repeated phrase filter now handles cases where phrase is being extended by a couple characters each time (xxyxyz, etc). Extension filters no longer really needed, unless the repeat starts out too short.
    * Option to handle eternally looping text.
    * Option to ignore text without any Japanese characters.
    * Text which substitution rules reduce to nothing no longer overwrites translated text.
    * Log length limit added.
    * Options to manage default internal text hooks added.
    * Clipboard treated as a context. Its default settings should mirror the old handling.

    0.4.0
    * Added it's own text hooking engine. Probably still buggy.
    * Fixed excessive redrawing when a hidden furigana window had clipboard translation enabled.
    * Works with new, even more poorly formatted edict files.
    * Handles EUC_JP characters that Windows does not (Doesn't use them properly with WWWJDIC at the moment, however). Only really fixes loading edict files with those characters.
    * Fixed right clicking when full screen.
    * Fixed not checking auto Hiragana mode.
    * Less picky when reading MeCab output.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by ScumSuckingPig; 07-11-2015, 11:20 AM. Reason: Change download link, re-upload attachments upon request from Setx

  • It has been working for me ever since the r190 update but starting today I've been getting the unrecognized response received message. I can still use Google Translate on the web but not on Translation Aggregator unfortunately.

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    • Strange. Redownloaded r190 and both Bing and Yandex work again there.
      But in one of previous r190 versions neither of those worked and in another r190 version before that only Yandex worked and not Bing, but guess that's the matter of irrelevant history now.

      Did some more google tests today and got an error after two 15 minutes sessions. At least, it lasts relatively long.

      Edit: Figured out what caused (and still causes) Bing and Yandex error - Tools-Translate From-Auto Detect causes it for me (probably because I've got a wild mix of languages in my OS). After switching to Japanese works perfectly. This is hardly an issue at all, just posting if someone else asks.
      Last edited by kivandel; 09-25-2018, 04:13 AM.

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      • It looks like Google now actually bans people for abusing their services, not much I can do about at the moment.

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        • someone can pass me the translator already updated ITH

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          • Looks like it was just a temporary error. I was playing an English translated visual novel, finished it, went back to playing Japanese visual novels and now Translation Aggregator is working as fine as ever! XD

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            • No matter what I do it says "unable to inject app translator.dll into process". I've tried all three methods of injection across multiple different games, and my locale is japanase. I've search this thread and found people with the same problem, but saw no solution stated.

              Could anyone please tell me what I've done wrong or need to do?

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              • Dashuto, you should not inject programs with Translation Aggregator, it could do that only in very early versions. There are much better programs for injection visual novels like AGTH, ITH and ITHVNR.

                Google works only for shorter sessions under one hour or so. Had a longer one today and got banned at google translate again. But it might be that the time till daily ban rose from 30 minutes to some 60 minutes. So in case of longer sessions it's best to start with Bing right away.

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                • Systran has stopped working (v190) as to yesterday for me. Anyone has that issue?

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                  • Figured out i need Text Hook files, got them but now whenever i try to launch / hook a game, it just tells me

                    Error

                    Failed to get settings




                    But that doesnt tell me anything, what settings?
                    Taimanin Asagi ~Kessen Arena~
                    ID: 17390598
                    Server: Tokyo Kingdom

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                    • Originally posted by Seipher View Post
                      Figured out i need Text Hook files, got them but now whenever i try to launch / hook a game, it just tells me

                      Error

                      Failed to get settings




                      But that doesnt tell me anything, what settings?
                      I've had the same thing for a while now, although it doesn't actually seem to impede the translation process once I OK it away.

                      Also, Excite is giving me a Connection Error.

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                      • Originally posted by sleekie View Post

                        Also, Excite is giving me a Connection Error.
                        Same for me.

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                        • So, what's the most recent sitrep regarding Google in the latest build (07.21, r190)? Haven't used TA in a while and this Google Translate "suspicious activity" thingie is all news to me.
                          Wouldn't like to get my ip perma-banned...

                          Then again, Google is (sadly) by far the best option for now to do the job of MTL aiding, even kicking ATLAS's (with the script and most updated stock dictionary+hentai dictionary) butt in a comparison battle, like 99% of the time...

                          Conundrum?

                          PS: for the record, as of now Yandex, Bing, Excite and SysTran seem to be working (the latter two being somewhat slow to respond to the TL requests, but still OK), but Baidu is giving me the Unrecognized response treatment.

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                          • Originally posted by zipetya View Post
                            So, what's the most recent sitrep regarding Google in the latest build (07.21, r190)? Haven't used TA in a while and this Google Translate "suspicious activity" thingie is all news to me.
                            Wouldn't like to get my ip perma-banned...

                            Then again, Google is (sadly) by far the best option for now to do the job of MTL aiding, even kicking ATLAS's (with the script and most updated stock dictionary+hentai dictionary) butt in a comparison battle, like 99% of the time...

                            Conundrum?

                            PS: for the record, as of now Yandex, Bing, Excite and SysTran seem to be working (the latter two being somewhat slow to respond to the TL requests, but still OK), but Baidu is giving me the Unrecognized response treatment.
                            I've been using Google with the latest build and it has worked fine, for some reasons I'm not IP banned.
                            Yandex, Bing, Excite and SysTran work fine as well.

                            I hope they'll continue to function, always afraid someday I might not be able to Play VNs anymore , makes me anxious every now and then.

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                            • zipetya
                              zipetya commented
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                              Heya! Thanks for the reply.

                              Unfortunately the temp banning is still in place... Just had r190 go unrecognized request blabla after like an hour of playing.
                              Weird thing is, that if I run another revision (I also have r188, for instance), it (Google) is still working in there (r188).

                              Well, guess I'm gonna at least learn how long exactly a temp ban lasts...

                          • I made my own fork based on r190.
                            Please check out the first release: https://github.com/uyjulian/Translat...220327-c66b441
                            Initial changes
                            • Changed build system to MinGW
                            • Automatically generate 7z with "make archive"
                            • Add documentation from original distribution
                            • Added changelog of unofficial versions
                            • Add GPLv2 license from original distribution
                            • Add README for web interface prettyness
                            • Bugfixed FuriganaWindow so that it clears properly on Wine
                            What the bugfix looks like
                            Before:

                            After:


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                            • looks like google translate site updated itself few moments ago.

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