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transvim.vim : translate a phrase by looking up in a dictionary

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created by
Christian Habermann
script type
This script looks up a word/phrase in a dictionary.
User can press key-shortcuts to translate word under cursor, visually selected
text or to be asked for a word.

Search-results are viewed in the same window in which searching
was started. To close a view, press 'q' - TransVim will then
switch back to the buffer comming from.

There are several possibilities to start a translation:
  1) move cursor over word to be translated and press <Leader>tr
  2) visually select word to be translated and press <Leader>tr
  3) press <Leader>ta to be prompted for a word
Memory aid: tr = (T)(R)anslate, ta = (T)ranslate (A)sk for word

By default <Leader> is \, so press \tr, \ta to start  translation.

In order to prevent tremendous huge search-results, the search-string must be at
least 3 characters long (min. length is configurable).
install details
Copy this script into your local plugin directory (~/.vim/plugin/).

Set 'g:trv_dictionary' in .vimrc to a plain-ASCII dictionary of your choice
(not included, see script header for further info)
  e.g.: let g:trv_dictionary="~/.vim/dictionary/ger-eng.txt"

'grep' is used for searching, so you need it too.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
transvim.vim 1.0.1 2002-12-08 6.0 Christian Habermann Bug-fix: Removed mapping of <ESC> to close view of results. In
console version of VIM this mapping leaded to close view
after pressing any cursor key - not only after <ESC>.
Now use 'q' instead of <ESC>.
transvim.vim 1.0.0 2002-11-28 6.0 Christian Habermann Initial upload
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