TAO Translator for SailfishOS

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TAO Translator uses available online translation services to provide translations.

Currently supported services:

  • Google Translate - supports translation, transliteration for most non-latin scripts, language detection, and dictionary with reverse translations for single words.
  • Microsoft Translator (a.k.a. Bing Translator) - supports translation and language detection.
  • Yandex.Translate - supports translation and language detection.
  • Yandex.Dictionaries - supports dictionary with transcription for some languages, synonyms, and reverse translations.

More services might be added in future.

If you want to report a bug, request a new feature or just make a suggestion, please, create a new issue in TAO Translator project on GitHub: https://github.com/leppa/taot/issues.


Version 1.3.5

  • Google Translate: Fixed SSL error on some platforms, caused by untrusted root certificate.
  • Source and target translation languages were updated for all services.
  • New UI localization: Dutch (Belgium).
  • Some UI localizations were updated.

Full ChangeLog

Application versions: 
File harbour-taot-1.3.5-1.armv7hl.rpm254.99 KB03/06/2018 - 14:37
File harbour-taot-1.3.5-1.i486.rpm276.82 KB03/06/2018 - 14:37
File harbour-taot-1.3.4-1.armv7hl.rpm275.29 KB11/12/2016 - 18:04
File harbour-taot-1.3.4-1.i486.rpm303.38 KB11/12/2016 - 18:04
File harbour-taot-1.3.3-1.armv7hl.rpm271.59 KB01/08/2016 - 00:25
File harbour-taot-1.3.3-1.i486.rpm299.6 KB01/08/2016 - 00:25
File harbour-taot-1.3.2-1.armv7hl.rpm266.72 KB24/07/2016 - 00:35
File harbour-taot-1.3.2-1.i486.rpm294.64 KB24/07/2016 - 00:35
File harbour-taot-1.3.1-1.armv7hl.rpm263.74 KB24/12/2015 - 00:13
File harbour-taot-1.3.1-1.i486.rpm291.76 KB24/12/2015 - 00:13
File harbour-taot-1.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm231.18 KB09/11/2015 - 17:30
File harbour-taot-1.3.0-1.i486.rpm258 KB09/11/2015 - 17:30
File harbour-taot-1.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm106.18 KB15/06/2015 - 13:16
File harbour-taot-1.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm88.15 KB11/04/2015 - 00:20
File harbour-taot-1.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm78.95 KB06/04/2014 - 23:16
File harbour-taot-1.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm78.36 KB03/06/2018 - 14:44
File harbour-taot- KB03/06/2018 - 14:44
File harbour-taot-0.3.2-1.armv7hl.rpm72.26 KB18/01/2014 - 14:02
File harbour-taot-0.3.1-1.armv7hl.rpm70.12 KB30/12/2013 - 15:49

- Google Translate: Fixed SSL error on some platforms, caused by
untrusted root certificate.
- Source and target translation languages were updated for all services.
- New UI localization: Dutch (Belgium).
- Some UI localizations were updated.


carmenfdezb's picture

Could you please build aarch64 package? Thanks in advanced!

TMavica's picture

Can u build a aarch64 package for X10 ii?

MIG's picture

Unfortunately TAO Translator doesn't start by clicking the menu item after updating SFOS to From command line harbour-taot command works, but complains about libQT5SystemInfo.so.5.

rossholmes's picture

App works for me on SFOS v4

objectifnul's picture

They did it again: Google translation service fails ("illegal number")

leppa's picture


I just checked analytics and I don't see this message popping up that often (it was reported only 34 times over the last 30 days).

Do you always get this error?

Can you post source and target languages, and text you're trying to translate?
Or send this info to my e-mail (Settings -> Send Feedback in the pulley menu).

objectifnul's picture

Looks like translate.google.com changed something. First translation OK, next ones fail.

simosagi's picture

Suggestion (seen on a N9 app): I'd like to see that once a language is selected for translation, it goes to the top of list of the languages, so that if the user cycles through e.g. 4-5 languages, they end up all together at the top of the list, and there is no need to scroll through the whole list to pick them up.

leppa's picture

Hi and thanks for your suggestion. This is actually planned: https://github.com/leppa/taot/issues/42. But I can't give oyu any estimation on when it will be done, unfortunately.

I might have misunderstood you, but N9 app doesn't have this feature either. My policy is to push the same featureset for all platforms (whenever it's possible).

purplewakanda's picture

Awesome :)

naytsyrhc's picture

Brilliant. Needed it a couple of times already and it worked perfectly.

Schturman's picture

Why TAO is not updated on the jolla store, I always have notification about update, but jolla store have old version and I can't update. I have this notification for the last few days and can't remove it.
From the openrepos updated without any problem.
Big thanks for the greate app.

leppa's picture

There seems to be an issue with the Harbour or Jolla Store. The possible cause of it is described here: https://github.com/leppa/taot/issues/26. Unfortunately, Jolla's developer support is useless: I wrote two letters to them but didn't receive any reply.

I submitted version 1.0.0 to the Store on Sunday (02.03) and hope that the issue will be resolved when it passes QA.

Schturman's picture

thanks :)

Ancelad's picture

Can I use your icon in my SailfishOS theme for Harmattan? :)

leppa's picture

Sure. There is a vector source available, in case you need to adapt it: https://github.com/leppa/taot/tree/stable/src/icon.

Curently it's released under GPL, but I might re-license it under CC-BY-SA or some other license that is more appropriate for images in future.

jpn9s's picture

This app works excellent way also with Sailfihs, too. Very fine indeed.

Anthony65's picture

Thank you for this great app.

Best translator I used so far on my N9.

Denis's picture

Hello, i noticed a small glitch in the app. When using the inverted theme mode, the 'Translate' and 'Clear' buttons are not visible anymore as they are black, same as the background.

(N9, 0.3.1 just installed from Warehouse).

leppa's picture

Hm... Must have broken something in the latest version. It worked last time I checked. Will take a look ASAP. Thanks for the report.

Could you create an issue on GitHub?

Denis's picture

just did

leppa's picture

Thanks. Will keep you updated through the issue.

A link for other peopele, interested in tracking it: https://github.com/leppa/taot/issues/25

Victorious's picture

Now I use the android app (Google Translate) with voice input text ( OS Sailfish)

Victorious's picture

Voice typing planned?

leppa's picture

Voice input? Sailfish OS or Nokia N9? Technically, it's possible, but I never worked with it before. It also depends, whether platform provides voice recognition API or libraries. BlackBerry 10, for example, has built in support for voice input, so it's available in all applications out of the box.

Anyway, feel free to go to https://github.com/leppa/taot/issues and create a new feature request.

Orologiaio's picture

Thanks for this app, extremely useful and very well done.

I took the freedom to make a new icon for it, the current one is not sailfishesque enough :P

May I share it with you? How? Is the email on your personal website fine for this?

leppa's picture

First of all, thank you. I'm already working on an icon, but I'm not a designer. So I would be interested to see suggestions from other people. Feel free to send it to contacts[at]oleksii[dot]name.

Orologiaio's picture

You've got mail ;)

leppa's picture

Thanks! I'll take a look tomorrow.

Lintanffc's picture

Some ideas but just if you do not have any or if you do not like this part of the job! I let you your "baby" and wait for the publication in the store!

Dutch... pfff... for sure !!! sorry :( ! lol !