Language translation APIs

Looking for free alternatives to google translation APIs.

Google translation service is great but it’s a paid service. Today I am looking for free alternatives.

Yandex.ru. Easy to integrate, functional. However this service supports limited set of languages and some languages don’t work and for some languages I encountered exceptions on translating some words, not very complex words.

Extended info on google translate

echo GoogleTranslate::staticTranslate("Hello again", "en", "ka");

Found a post on stackoverflow recommending to look into these, no info if they are free or functional.

Alternatives to Google Translate API:

Microsoft Translator APIs this guy is talking about it with a bit of incomplete example: http://web.archive.org/web/20110720142541/http://basharkokash.com/post/2010/04/19/Bin g-Translator-for-developers.aspx

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Speaklite Translate API – http://www.speaklike.com/plans/ this is 6 cents per word. REST interface
WebServiceX Translate API  – limited set of languages. SOAP interface.

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MyGengo  – http://gengo.com/pricing-languages/ This is super expensive. priced per word, no free nothing.

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http://www.translatorbox.com/google-text-translator-alternative-for-wordpress/ – nonsense. exposes a box for use in web apps.

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MyMemory translation: http://mymemory.translated.net/api/get?q=Hello World!&langpair=en|it

You can find the API docs here: http://mymemory.translated.net/doc/spec.php Free use is limited to 100 requests/day. 

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Summary: no good. will have to pay google translation or pre-build my cache.

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