Ronnie Bermejo wrote:
> /Hello Ruby fans/
>
>
> I'm working in an small project to create a translation machine ( basically
> English<->Spanish )
> I'd love to call this program with a 'Key-Sequence shortcut' on Window$,
> I have found some ways to do it but I am wondering if there's a ruby way to set
> the shortcut .
>
>
>
>   THE IDEA IS:
>   1 - Ctrl-C [ love ]
>   2 - Key Sequence [Ctrl-Alt Z ]
>   3 - Ctrl-V [amor]
>
>
>  [snip]
>
>
> class SetShortCut
>     # ????????
> end
>

Unable to follow :-(

Ctrl-C      copies highlighted English word to c/bd
Ctrl+Alt-Z  starts ruby script to translate word in c/bd and
            sets a k/bd shortcut to what? ... itself?

If you create a fixed shortcut(link) to your script, e.g. to
  C:\ruby\mystuff\babelfish.rb
you can add a shortcut key (Ctrl+Alt-Z) from the "Properties" page.


>
>   *could you recommend me a (SOAP/XML) free translation service on the web to
> suck the data from ?
>
>     Thanks -> Gracias
>

Can't recommend, but isn't babelfish free?

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from http://www.perfectxml.com/articles/xml/interop.asp

Description of services used as examples:

Service: BabelFish translation

Description: Translates a text up to 5K in size.
Inputs: Translation mode ["en_fr", "en_de", "en_it", "en_pt",          "en_es",
                          "fr_en", "de_en", "it_en", "pt_en", "ru_en", "es_en"];
        string to be translated in source language.
Output: Translation in target language.
WSDL: yes
SOAP Implementation: SOAP::Lite
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daz