Solution to harvest alternative translations from DeepL
Thread poster: Hans Lenting

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DeepL et al. harvest from our intellectual labour, so it's only fair that we harvest from DeepL.

Since there obviously is no way to get the valuable alternative translations via the API, we looked for a way to get them from the browser. Here's a Keyboard Maestro macro that calls a JavaScript that puts both the source term, target term and alternative translations on the system clipboard of your Mac, including the tab character to separate source and target.

From here you can write the clipboard content to your glossary (or, with a modification, to your TM):

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When working on Windows, you have to embed the JavaScript in an AutoHotkey macro.

[Edited at 2018-03-29 13:54 GMT]


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Send text to DeepL Mar 31

And here is the part to send text to DeepL:

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Combining both macros to harvest from DeepL and save the result in your glossary:

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Send DeepL translations to the New term dialogue box Apr 1

When you don't want to add all DeepL's translations to your glossary or in case you want to edit them first, you should go via the New term dialogue box:

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Here's the Keyboard Maestro macro:

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Hide the images in DeepL Apr 2

If you want to hide the commercial banner in DeepL, you can use this extension:

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When it's activated, DeepL looks like this:

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DeepL in Chrome in compact mode Apr 3

With this macro you can open DeepL in Chrome in compact mode:

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The Chrome window with DeepL will be positioned at the top right 1/3 of your secondary monitor:

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