Translation widget dead? Is it because of 10.4.2?

gammamonk

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Is anyone else having trouble with the translation widget in 10.4.2? I use that widget all the time, but since I updated from 10.4.1 it hasn't worked.

I can set "Translate from" to anything I need, but "To" is just "undefined."

I tried doing the 'APPLE R' reload, etc.. Still dead.

Any ideas?
 

redeye be

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Works fine here with 10.4.2.
I don't know if you can download it somewhere, i guess that would solve it.

Cheers
 

dcv

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I just tried mine out (also using 10.4.2) and it seems fine.

I had trouble with my weather widget a while back but found that removing it from the dashboard then adding it back fixed it. Have you tried this?
 

gammamonk

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dietcokevanilla said:
I just tried mine out (also using 10.4.2) and it seems fine.

I had trouble with my weather widget a while back but found that removing it from the dashboard then adding it back fixed it. Have you tried this?
Yeah, I tried that. And I tried the Widget manager thing, uncheck --> check, reload, restart. etc etc. Can I unupdate my OS? 10.4.1 didn't give me any trouble. Actually, I'm having another strange issue, where my input language will randomly change between Japanese and English. Even mid-sentence, and I know I'm not just hitting the key-combo. Sometimes it happens even when I'm mousing between applications. Weird.

You don't think it's a location thing, do you? Maybe Systran stopped accepting connections from Japan? It is just a mini webpage after all.
 

Abstract

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Let me guess.....its stuck when using Chinese, right?

Use spotlight and find the file called 'widget-com.apple.widget.translation.plist' message and open with the Property List Editor (included with XCode, I believe). Then change the first value to 3 and the second to 4 and everything works.


So:

1. Search via Spotlight for the 'widget-com.apple.widget.translation.plist' file
2. double-click on it
3. change the settings to the ones I gave you above and save.
4. open Dashboard and add the Translation widget again
 

AuPhalanx

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Apr 23, 2004
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Abstract said:
Let me guess.....its stuck when using Chinese, right?

Use spotlight and find the file called 'widget-com.apple.widget.translation.plist' message and open with the Property List Editor (included with XCode, I believe). Then change the first value to 3 and the second to 4 and everything works.


So:

1. Search via Spotlight for the 'widget-com.apple.widget.translation.plist' file
2. double-click on it
3. change the settings to the ones I gave you above and save.
4. open Dashboard and add the Translation widget again
I had the same problem with the translation widget not too long ago. I just trashed the preference file for it and then reloaded the widget. All was fine. I am sure that using XCode would work, too, but that's WAY too techy for me. Trashing the plist file is easy, though. Just find it, trash it, and then reload. I hope this helps.

Have fun... Tony.
 

mooshoo

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Better yet, just trash the preference file. I did just that and things are back to normal again.
 

pknz

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I have had this problem since before 10.4.1, I know others have aswell.

Thanks for the fix.
 

rbo

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dietcokevanilla said:
I had trouble with my weather widget a while back but found that removing it from the dashboard then adding it back fixed it. Have you tried this?
Same here, except removing and adding again doesn't make a difference... although we probably had different issues. Mine hasn't wanted to recognize canadian cities for the past 3 weeks or so, so for the time being I live in Blaine, WA :)
 

gammamonk

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mooshoo said:
Better yet, just trash the preference file. I did just that and things are back to normal again.
Hey! Thanks, that fixed it! This widget is so handy, a person can get really dependent on it.
 

gabyu

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Jul 26, 2005
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yes, delete the plist solve the problem

To know whever if the bug is language oriented or just systran problem, i can tell you what configuration i had :

first of all, i am in 10.4.2 too
then i put two widgets opened, one chinese simplified>english, and one other english>chinese simplified

i got same problem, but now, the bug of the widget of systran seems closed since i deleted the widget-com.apple.widget.translation.plist file.
 

mkrishnan

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gammamonk said:
Yeah! I don't know, but I thought it was strange too.
Systran is the service provider -- if you click on the link on the back side of the widget, it will take you to their site -- they do the translations.

So here's my translation widget question. So I trashed the plist and it works again. How are you supposed to indicate to it that you want it to translate? If you put a word in, eventually it translates. But sometimes it takes 1 second and sometimes it takes 20. Is that how it's supposed to work? :confused:
 

Nermal

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Nermal said:
Why does it have "Systran" in the background? :confused:
Just to update, mine has now screwed itself up too, and also has the Systran there. Deleting the prefs and "reinstalling" the widget fixed it though :)
 

pmayor

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Mar 7, 2008
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Having SYSTRAN widget problem too

I am having the same problem ... and unfortunately none of you mention where the preferences file is for this widget. I can't find it to delete it and see if that fixes the problem. Any advice?

NEVER MIND -- I just found the instructions, found the plist, deleted it and relaunched the program. Seems to work fine. THanks.