Mail auto translation plugin?

Alex Neuman alex at
Thu Feb 26 15:20:23 GMT 2009

I don't have enough expertise to put it together, but I can provide help if

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 6:54 AM, Remco Barendse <mailscanner at>wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Alex Neuman wrote:
>  How could you tell if the language was chinese, japanese or russian? From
>> the codepages? What about UTF?
> The character encoding would be one pointer, on the other hand, in
> you can select "Detect language" which works quite
> nicely for the languages i need (Japanese, Chinese and Russian).
> To do it perfectly one could consider to including a list of common key
> words used in each language. Greetings are one, the salutations at the end
> are another, pretty much every non-spam e-mail will have that, and these are
> unique to a language. However this would be already thinking about a
> rock-solid Rolls Royce class plug-in.
> I know building such a plugin that works on only one translation source is
> pretty thin but no other mail package has such a feature. I guess if the
> plugin will be ready enthusiasm and interest from the community will explode
> :)  No idea however how google might react to it once you start to invoke a
> nice load on their translation servers :) My mail volume will be low, about
> 100 messages a day.
> My experience with scripting, procmail, programming etc. is about as much
> as my available free time, 0,0 :)
> Let me know if you have any possibility to put something like that
> together.
> Thanks!
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Alex Neuman van der Hans
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