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Anonymous
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Status: In development

I wonder how Page Translator is missing on Firefox Android. Please Introduce a Page Translator.

(Here's a screenshot of auto detected page Translator from the Brave Browser.)

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Andre_Natal
Employee
Employee

Hello everyone. It was amazing to be the leader of this project for many years, but I'm stepping down from my role and will hand over to @Jon  the questions about the future of this project from now. All the best to all of you!

akhildabral
New member

This plugin is the must have for the Firefox especially when Firefox doesn't bave inbuilt translation. Don't bother to create your own just integrate Google translate plugin so that we can use see other langauge site.

Jeppie
Making moves

 @akhildabral firefox is getting in-built translation. On pc is it already available if you use nightly and on android it's sadly still in development and i don't know anything about ios but probably it will get it too. Firefox haves there own translation so why should they integrate a none firefox translation especially google translate is a bad idea. You know that firefox is for private and secure Internet and that's why they created firefox-translations because firefox-translations is a local translater and not with a cloud like google translate.           

magivaman
Strollin' around

yes and no
my employer blocks google translate for security and privacy reasons (sending the page data to google services for example can contravene confidentiality)
but... i use firefox offline translation which works ok. it just needs to be on the phone too.
these days its a basic function and firefox is way behind on the basics

Jeppie
Making moves

@magivamanuse beta or nightly then use a collection with the add-ons you want.

Jeppie
Making moves

@Joncan you explain those things on my picture? Is it like a test version before it becomes official available in firefox android nightly?

Screenshot_20230816_061355_Firefox Nightly.jpg

Jeppie
Making moves

 For people who wanna know i tried some stuff and the only ones that worked for me are browser.translations.enable and browser.translations.autoTranslate when on true. I don't get any popup or message if i wanna translate or to which language. The only way to translate is to enable autotranslate that translates to your language that is set in firefox settings and english websites doesn't translate which some weird reason. and also text translation isn't available.       

Jeppie
Making moves

 Wanna say that text translation is available if you type about:translations just like on desktop. Luckily you can shortcut the page so you don't need to type everytime about:translations or keep the the page open.

Screenshot_20230819_181636_Firefox Nightly.jpg

 

Jeppie
Making moves

@Joncan you give us updates of the development of this idea or can we see that somewhere?

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

@Jeppie thanks for checking in...there's no timeline yet to share, but it is a priority and coming soon. When we have some more concrete details to share, we'll do so in this thread. Stay tuned