Friday, September 22, 2006

SYSTRAN Translation Widget | Fix

If you're having trouble trying to fix SYSTRAN translation widget, which just sits there and won't let you pull down languages, then here's how to fix it:-

  • Download Pref Setter

  • In your computer, search for the file:-
    widget-com.apple.widget.translation.plist
    either in Spotlight, or in the folder: Home/Library/Prefrences.

  • Open that file using Pref Setter
    Change the "fromlanguage" value to 3, and the "tolanguage" value to 4.

  • Save changes.

  • Go into Dashboard, if the Translator widget is running, remove it from your dashboard then add it back on.

  • Now it should be working properly.

    25 comments:

    Gavin said...

    Thankyee! although for osx tiger, i didn't need to download prefsetter.

    The Criticizer said...

    You're welcome.

    Care to share your method so I can add it to this one for further reference?

    Thanks.

    Rebecca said...

    Oh my gosh!! You are a genius!!
    I was having trouble with my translator... it was stuck on translate from Japanese and it would not let my change the from or to language or type anything in the box! And I use this widget everyday - I am studying Spanish and French and it is very useful!
    I've been trying so many things to try and fix it, but nothing worked... but I just tried what you said to do using prefsetter and it works again! Just like that! Wow!!! :D

    So I just want to thank you so so so much because this really helped me and I appreciate it so much!!

    The Criticizer said...

    You're welcome. Glad it worked with you and good luck learning those languages.

    Dodgeman said...

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!I love you! I have been trying to find a way to fix this for hours. I use it constantly! I hope you are not afraid of male love! :)) Thank you very much.

    The Criticizer said...

    You're welcome.

    hiswizardeyes said...

    OMG, you are amazing!! Thank you sooo much! I really thought that widget was awesome and was so sad when it stopped working... You are amazing!! But - but - here's a question - why does it stop working in the first place?? lol, thanks so much!

    The Criticizer said...

    You're most welcome and I'm glad to be of service.

    I have no idea why it stops but I guess it has to do with program permissions and new updates. But now you know how to fix it you don't need to know why it gets messed up, now do you? ;P

    Anonymous said...

    hi! thanks a lot...
    greetings from Mexico.

    The Criticizer said...

    You're welcome.

    Jared said...

    Curious, I was having the same problems, and I was told to just delete the whole widget and file then download it again after. Now I can't find anyplace to download the Systran widget anywhere!! What do I do? Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance, I know this is an old blog post. Thanks!

    The Criticizer said...

    Hey Jared

    Sorry but I don't think Systran Translation widget is available for download, it comes directly with OS X package. However, there's a good alternative, check it out and hope you find it useful. [link]

    Good luck.

    Jared said...

    Thanks for your assistance. Yeah, unfortunately it doesn't look like I can download the systran widget anywhere...boo the the person who told me to just delete the thing from my comp. Anyway, thanks again for your quick reply!

    The Criticizer said...

    You're welcome.

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for the very effective solution!

    CFE

    Al-Chemist said...

    THANK YOU!

    The Criticizer said...

    You're most welcome.

    whitenoise said...

    Thanks for posting this most appreciated fix! Translator is the most useful widget...although my version stopped functioning several months ago. After re-installing OS X (for other reasons) the widget was still broken...but your tip has restored its usefulness. I edited the plist using Property List Editor (the Developer tool). I'd like to know how you worked this one out!?

    The Criticizer said...

    Well I knew Pref Setter can alter applications preferences and when my widget stopped I located it's preference list (.plist) and out of desperation I started playing with it thinking its a loose loose situation, either it'll be fixed or remain faulty as it is, and that's how I unintentionally fixed it.

    Pat said...

    OMG i know its a 2 year old post but i only just got this problem. thank you so much.

    MacaholiQ8 said...

    You're welcome, Pat.

    sirish said...

    wow that really worked... m thankful for that

    Maritza I. said...

    this helped me a couple months ago...now i get gibberish when i translate to Korean...and so i tried other asian translations...all gibberish (not even actual asian alphabets). any ideas how to possibly fix that?

    MacaholiQ8 said...

    I'm not sure what might be causing the problem but try changing the "fromlanguage" value upwards or downwards. (1, 2, 5, 6... etc)

    Anonymous said...

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! =D