An Addon to translate text from the game to another language.
It includes a window that picks up text from various other windows and events and automatically translates a word when the mouse hovers it. It also includes a chat command to translate words.
Currently it picks up the following text:
Quest Log entries
Gossip and Quest updates
Items and Spells
Tooltips in general
Buffs and Debuffs
The Addon requires a dictionary from the source language (the language of the game) to the target language. Currently the following dictionaries are available:
German to English
German to Portuguese
English to Portuguese
NOTE: the Addon zip contains a German to English dictionary. To use another dictionary, download the appropriate file from the Optional Files and overwrite the "dict.lua" file with the new one.
Other dictionary files can be used. I can create more dictionaries, it all depends on your feedback The included dictionaries were generated from others found online with a small Python script, and could be greatly improved.
Install and use
Just unzip the addon into the Addons folder and start WoW. Then type
to translate "word", or
to show and hide the translation window.
This is the first version of my first Addon, so I hope you tolerate some missing features and find it useful I created it because I wanted to make something useful of my time spent playing WoW, and I wanted to learn German, so here it is. From my initial experience it is quite usable, but gameplay slows down a lot if you take your time to read everything; your linguistic skills should improve though
Sometimes the words are rendered without any spaces separating them