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Translate Layer

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1. Description

This layer is designed for Paragraph-oriented minor mode for side-by-side document translation workflow.

1.1. Features:

  • Paragraph-oriented side-by-side document translation workflow
  • Integrate word/paragraph online translation

2. Install

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add translate to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.

3. Usage

It's quite simple to use this layer. Open the translation file you are currently working on, and call command translate-open-reference-file or translate-select-reference-buffer to set the reference buffer or open an existed reference file. Now you can just keep your cursor in your translation buffer. The cursor in the reference buffer will be kept in sync with the cursor in the translation buffer.

4. Configuration

All layer configurations can be done by setting layer variables in your dotfile. No custom user config lines are necessary. For more details please see the homepage of package translate-mode and go-translate.

4.1. Language Pair

You need to set language pairs to make online translation work.

(translate :variables gts-translate-list '(("en" "zh") ("en" "fr")))

4.2. Highlighting

Set translate-enable-highlight to nil to disable highlighting.

(translate :variables translate-enable-highlight nil)

4.3. Read-only

You can set translate-reference-buffer-read-only to t to make the reference buffer read-only.

(translate :variables translate-reference-buffer-read-only t)

4.4. Face

The face of highlight paragraph can be customized by translate-paragraph-highlight-face. Put this following line into custom-set-faces in your =~/.spacemacs~ file to set the background color to red, for example.

'(translate-paragraph-highlight ((t (:extend t :background "red"))))

5. Key bindings

Key binding Description
SPC a t T t Toggle translate-mode
SPC a t T p Open a translation list buffer for current paragraph in the reference buffer
SPC a t T w Popup translation list for word at point, also can be used on regions
SPC a t T f Prompt to open the reference file
SPC a t T b Prompt to select a buffer and set it as the reference buffer
SPC a t T h Toggle paragraph highlighting

Author: root

Created: 2022-05-24 Tue 11:52