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I am a journalist whose primary job is to translate articles from Russian to English language. In Windows I was fond of using Basically what I need is something that watches clipboard too & (via a click or something)auto translate them to some preset language (in my case Russian » English).

I would be happy if someone also mentions application that have rpms too because I also use Fedora 17.

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There's a google-translate for desktop that is java powered, but it requires a google-api key. Just something worth thinking about. – RobotHumans Dec 23 '12 at 23:20

This project looks interesting - try Dual Clip Translator:

It's "powered by Google", so I bet it will do Russian to English.

The only downside to this program is that there are no DEB's or RPM's. Look for some documentation to find out how to use it. My suspicion is that Linux users must compile from source.

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Well it looks interesting under windows not linux, no GUI here :( – nightcrawler Dec 23 '12 at 23:10

Why won't you use for the translation? You can also install "Auto-Translate" extension for Google Chrome if you want to translate selected text in the browser:

And why Fedora in Ubuntu forums? :)

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Because there is an official fedora tag here – nightcrawler Dec 23 '12 at 23:11

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