Why GT4T

GT4T is NOT mindless machine translation. With GT4T, the translator can freely choose any parts of a sentence to be translated by Google. You select a part and press CTRL+J when:

  • You are confident that Google can be as good as you (fewer keystrokes)
  • Your mind is tired and stuck (translation hints, sometimes surprisingly accurate)

There are times when we are sure Google Translate can be as good as you.

Translating a loooong list of country names, for example, can be very tiring and time-consuming. With GT4T, you just need to hit the shortcut and the names will be translated and correctly typed for you automatically.

Surprise!

At least until now, very few people believes machine translation can be as good as human translation. But more often than you think, Google Translate can surprise you. Especially when you are stuck and your mind goes blank, hit the shortcut to see what Google Translate can provide. I won’t be surprised if you find that answers from Google Translate can be really awesome, just as Mushu, one of my satisfied users, has speculated, “Google sometimes offers surprisingly accurate and even astonishingly good matches for some words/expressions.”

GT4T can be used as a dictionary integrated into your applications.

Let’s face it. We need to check the on-line dictionaries quite often. When checking on-line dictionaries and you are tired of typing, do you copy the source word and paste it into a dictionary and then paste the translation back? With GT4T, you ONLY need to hit the shortcut and then the source word is replaced by its translation. You don’t even need to switch between windows!

The idea of GT4T is to bring Google Translate to your fingertip and everything is just one hot key away. With GT4T, to use Google Translate, you no longer need to leave your document, open your browser, navigate to Google Translate website… just hit the hot key, and the translation is automatically typed into our document.

Still not sure? Check out this (testimonials page) and this (a discussion at proz.com) to see what other users have said about GT4T.

FAQ

Q: My anti-virus application reports GT4T contains viruses.

GT4T is coded signed by reputable DigiCert.com and it is tested clean by Cosmin Anton from softpedia.com.  If your anti-virus application gives out warnings please kindly contact me and tell me the name and version of the application. See the about page for more information about me, the sole developer of GT4T.

About

Q: Is it safe to pay with my credit card?

Yes. When you pay, you are redirected to https://fastspring.com/. You are actually buying from fastspring.com, the reseller of GT4T. neither me nor fastspring people has access to your credit card information. Run a background check of the company fastspring.com if you are not sure.

Q: I am concerned about privacy/confidentiality using Google Translate, or DeepL. Will GT use my translation to better its engine?

By selecting some source text and hit the hotkey, you are sending the text to Google server and it will go through its translation engine. The data flow is between you and Google only and it is SSL/TLS encrypted, so no any other party, including me, will get your source text.

When using GT4T, you only submit what you have selected and get the translation from Google or DeepL. Your corrections to the translation will never be collected or submitted.

GT4T uses DeepL Pro, which offers extra data confidentiality: https://www.deepl.com/pro.html

Using MT or online dictionaries with GT4T is the same as opening the webpages using a browser. The communication is between you and the MT/dictionary servers. GT4T will never upload your data to a GT4T server. GT4T only collects license-related information (your hardware code, the number characters you process). Your Simple Glossary files are stored locally on your computer and will never be uploaded anywhere by GT4T.

 

Q: Why am I charged with VAT?

The payment and VAT is handled by fastspring.com, an American company. They will charge VAT on behalf your government. Check out this link to find more information.
https://fastspring.com/vat/

Use this link to contact their support about charges. Their customer support is great so you will receive an answer sooner than you think.

Question a Charge

Q: Will the use of GT4T help create a trend of using machine translation and eventually damage the profession?

A post at proz.com forum says that GT4T has led a bad trend, but the only one who can damage your profession is you yourself. I know there is lots of criticism of using machine translation. And any self-respecting translator will not use results directly from any machine translations without further editing. I recommend only to use GT4T “translate” words or phrases within a sentence and not to translate more than one sentence. The main idea of GT4T is to use MT as a reference tool, not a replacement of human translator. You decide which word, which part of the sentences to be translated by MT as you are translating. GT4T can help you translate faster and sometimes better, but you still have to do the job. Using MT as a first-draft translator in many cases will not speed up your translation.

How to manually install GT4T Word edition

To manually install GT4T Word edition, you need to download gt4word.dot and copy the file to Microsoft Word startup folder so it can be loaded with Microsoft Word. The Word startup folder is usually

In Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\Your user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\Startup

In Windows 7 or Vista:

C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP

The folder may be hidden. In that case, you will need to unhide hidden folders first.

How to Show hidden folders in Windows XP

How to Show hidden folders in Windows 7

Screenshots

Screenshot 1 of GT4T Suite

“From this window of GT4T you can choose the translation language.”

Setup page->General tab

Setup page->Machine Translation tab

Setup page->Dictionary & Glossary tab.

Screenshot 2 of GT4T Suite

“In this window you can view the current hotkeys and redefine them as you need.”

GT4T screenshot 2 - In this window you can view the current hotkeys and redefine them as you need.

Screenshot 3 of GT4T Suite

Select word, and press CTRL+D, a Google Dictionary popup window appears

Screenshot 4 of GT4T Suite

Click “Add more” at the bottom of the Google Dictionary popup, you can add your own favorite search engines for quick access.

Why GT4T is useful to you

There are times when we are sure Google Translate can be as good as you.

Translating a loooong list of country names, for example, can be very tiring and time-consuming. With GT4T, you just need to hit the shortcut and the names will be translated and correctly typed for you automatically.

Surprise!

At least until now, no one believes machine translation can be as good as human translation. But more often than you think, Google Translate can surprise you. Especially when you are stuck and your mind goes blank, hit the shortcut to see what Google Translate can provide. I won’t surprised if you find that answers from Google Translate can be really awesome, just as Mushu, one of my satisfied users, has speculated, “Google sometimes offers surprisingly accurate and even astonishingly good matches for some words/expressions.”

GT4T can be used as a dictionary integrated into your applications.

Let’s face it. We need to check the on-line dictionaries quite often. When checking on-line dictionaries and you are tired of typing, do you copy the source word and paste it into a dictionary and then paste the translation back? With GT4T, you ONLY need to hit the shortcut and then the source word is replaced by its translation. You don’t even need to switch between windows!

The idea of GT4T is to bring Google Translate to your fingertip and everything is just one hot key away. With GT4T, to use Google Translate, you no longer need to leave your document, open your browser, navigate to Google Translate website… just hit the hot key, and the translation is automatically typed into our document.

Still not sure? Check out this (testimonials page) and this (a discussion at proz.com) to see what other users have said about GT4T.