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Google Cloud Translation API: Node.js Client

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The Cloud Translation API, can dynamically translate text between thousands of language pairs. The Cloud Translation API lets websites and programs integrate with the translation service programmatically. The Cloud Translation API is part of the larger Cloud Machine Learning API family.

Using the client library

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.

  2. Enable billing for your project.

  3. Enable the Google Cloud Translation API API.

  4. Set up authentication with a service account so you can access the API from your local workstation.

  5. Install the client library:

     npm install --save @google-cloud/translate
  6. Try an example:

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Translate} = require('@google-cloud/translate');

// Your Google Cloud Platform project ID
const projectId = 'YOUR_PROJECT_ID';

// Instantiates a client
const translate = new Translate({
  projectId: projectId,
});

// The text to translate
const text = 'Hello, world!';
// The target language
const target = 'ru';

// Translates some text into Russian
translate
  .translate(text, target)
  .then(results => {
    const translation = results[0];

    console.log(`Text: ${text}`);
    console.log(`Translation: ${translation}`);
  })
  .catch(err => {
    console.error('ERROR:', err);
  });

Samples

Samples are in the samples/ directory. The samples' README.md has instructions for running the samples.

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The Cloud Translation API Node.js Client API Reference documentation also contains samples.

Versioning

This library follows Semantic Versioning.

This library is considered to be General Availability (GA). This means it is stable; the code surface will not change in backwards-incompatible ways unless absolutely necessary (e.g. because of critical security issues) or with an extensive deprecation period. Issues and requests against GA libraries are addressed with the highest priority.

More Information: Google Cloud Platform Launch Stages

Contributing

Contributions welcome! See the Contributing Guide.

License

Apache Version 2.0

See LICENSE

What's Next

Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google APIs Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.