How to use Google Translate API in my Java application?

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You can use google script which has FREE translate API. All you need is a common google account and do these THREE EASY STEPS.
1) Create new script with such code on google script:

var mock = {
  parameter:{
    q:'hello',
    source:'en',
    target:'fr'
  }
};


function doGet(e) {
  e = e || mock;

  var sourceText = ''
  if (e.parameter.q){
    sourceText = e.parameter.q;
  }

  var sourceLang = '';
  if (e.parameter.source){
    sourceLang = e.parameter.source;
  }

  var targetLang = 'en';
  if (e.parameter.target){
    targetLang = e.parameter.target;
  }

  var translatedText = LanguageApp.translate(sourceText, sourceLang, targetLang, {contentType: 'html'});

  return ContentService.createTextOutput(translatedText).setMimeType(ContentService.MimeType.JSON);
}

2) Click Publish -> Deploy as webapp -> Who has access to the app: Anyone even anonymous -> Deploy. And then copy your web app url, you will need it for calling translate API.
google script deploy

3) Use this java code for testing your API:

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLEncoder;

public class Translator {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        String text = "Hello world!";
        //Translated text: Hallo Welt!
        System.out.println("Translated text: " + translate("en", "de", text));
    }

    private static String translate(String langFrom, String langTo, String text) throws IOException {
        // INSERT YOU URL HERE
        String urlStr = "https://your.google.script.url" +
                "?q=" + URLEncoder.encode(text, "UTF-8") +
                "&target=" + langTo +
                "&source=" + langFrom;
        URL url = new URL(urlStr);
        StringBuilder response = new StringBuilder();
        HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
        con.setRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla/5.0");
        BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));
        String inputLine;
        while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) {
            response.append(inputLine);
        }
        in.close();
        return response.toString();
    }

}

As it is free, there are QUATA LIMITS: https://docs.google.com/macros/dashboard

~ Answered on 2018-01-09 00:25:56


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