Online translator for mobile phonesSupport for 12 languages, about 30 directions for translating not only individual words, but also sentences - do you think it is possible to fit all this into a small Java MIDlet with a size of only 24 KB? It turns out, of course.
The secret of "preparation" of such a polyglot program is ridiculously simple - it is enough to transfer the text to the shoulders of a specialized Internet server, and thereby to achieve maximum efficiency with a small amount of midlet. It is according to this scheme that the cellular translator Translator + also works , well- known under the names MsPolyglot also Jamba! Translator.
You can download the application to your phone with the help of a computer (using a suitable USB-cable, infrared or Bluetooth) or through the WAP-site wap.shapeservices.com. I think that for regular readers of our mobile column "RTFM", this procedure does not cause any special difficulties. Look, what a pretty Madame meets us when downloading midlet. Apparently, this is the same Mrs. Polyglot, who acts as a virtual interpreter in our device ...
Through the use of GPRS connection to the server, MsPolyglot knows Russian, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese. Is able to translate texts in one of the 30 available directions and in addition to everything - is free.
Let's summarize. Developers from SHAPE Services, who refused the idea of storing dictionaries in the phone's memory, managed to create a truly useful application, the application of which will not only be found by novice polyglots, but also by true connoisseurs of foreign languages. We use, test, admire.