Translation feature not working for some Chinese users
//MODEDIT: thread forked from Feature Requests
It's hard for us to test this issue as we'd need a VPN connection to mainland China, but based on what you've shared it's possible that translation doesn't work due to China's Great Firewall. Whether it's a deliberate blocking of Vivaldi or just a wider block, we don't know.
@jane-n There are some online Great Firewall testing tools, not sure how reliable these are though, as results are inconsistent.
Beijing OK Shenzhen OK Inner Mongolia OK Heilongjiang Province OK Yunnan Province OK
Tested From: Hong Kong, China Tested At: 2021-06-23 10:21:59 (GMT +00:00) URL Tested: https://mimir.vivaldi.com/ Resolved As: 18.104.22.168 Status: OK Response Time: 2.066 sec Tested From: Beijing 2, China Tested At: 2021-06-23 10:24:37 (GMT +00:00) URL Tested: https://mimir.vivaldi.com/ Resolved As: 22.214.171.124 Status: Connection timed out Response Time: 60.324 sec
I trust the last two results most, as they seem focused on performance and not the FW specifically. And results show HK as working, which makes sense (for now... wonder how long it will last )
@pathduck Thanks, I've forwarded them to the team.
①增加视频投屏到电视的功能（如web video caster的功能）
I have never used the Vivaldi Translator successfully. I set "简体中文" as my first choice. And I set it on the pages. Olny to get errors and pages never be translated even another language showed out, which made me feel strange.
My settings on the pages:
Results on the pages:
@yoghurtlu Try changing the target language from Chinese to English.
@pesala Tried and failed to.
All I want is to translate English to Chinese.
@yoghurtlu The target language must be Chinese, the source language can Auto-detect or English.
@pesala I have showed my settings and results in my question.
So anything wrong? I haven't find other places to set as yours.
Maybe my settings are correct? But correct settings only get never be translated successfully?
Select some text and translate the selected text: It doesn't work. There was no changing.
Use the Translator Panel: It doesn't work. And the settings in the Translator Panel are correct, right?
Vivaldi Translator never work successfully.
You may read this.
The settings are correct as you see in the pictures.
Whatever "select some text and translate the selected text", or "use the Translator Panel", doesn't work.
@yoghurtlu The source language is the top field, it should be English or Auto-detect if the source language is English.
The target language is the bottom field, it should be Chinese if you want to translate from English to Chinese.
the top field
Look from the pictures as I have given before, “the top field” can't be changed but the language is sure "auto-detect" on the page.
The target language as you said is the bottom field. I have set it Chinese but it doesn't work.
In fact, Vivaldi Translator have never work successfully to translate from any language to another for me.
I think there were something wrong in your software, not in my settings.
But it never work for me.
I searched this question on the Internet and found it doesn't work for many Chinese people.