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I’m writing a simple Autoit script to translate text from Japanese to English using Google Translate API key

 

If I enter the following directly into a browser, it works correctly. (Actual API key not included here)
    
https://translation.googleapis.com/language/translate/v2?key=MyGoogleTranslateAPIkey&source=ja&target=en&q=モーションシステム
Result:

{
  "data": {
    "translations": [
      {
        "translatedText": "motion system"
      }
    ]
  }
}

 

However, if I do it using the following code (Autoit v3), I get garbled text instead.

Dim $Target

$Target= InetRead ("https://translation.googleapis.com/language/translate/v2?key=MyGoogleTranslateAPIkey&source=ja&target=en&q=モーションシステム")
$Target = BinaryToString ($Target, 4)
ConsoleWrite($Target)

Result:

{
  "data": {
    "translations": [
      {
        "translatedText": "[ VVX e"
      }
    ]
  }
}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is the console output of the following script?

Local $Target= InetRead ("https://translation.googleapis.com/language/translate/v2?key=MyGoogleTranslateAPIkey&source=ja&target=en&q=モーションシステム")
ConsoleWrite($Target & @LF)

 

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48 minutes ago, jchd said:

What is the console output of the following script?

Local $Target= InetRead ("https://translation.googleapis.com/language/translate/v2?key=MyGoogleTranslateAPIkey&source=ja&target=en&q=モーションシステム")
ConsoleWrite($Target & @LF)

 

 

Thanks for the quick response, jchd. Here's the result using 

ConsoleWrite($Target & @LF)

 

Apparently, there is no change.

 

{
  "data": {
    "translations": [
      {
        "translatedText": "[ VVX e"
      }
    ]
  }
}

 

 

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Sorry, I did not know how to delete the just posted reply. Here's what ConsoleWrite() returned:

0x7B0A20202264617461223A207B0A20202020227472616E736C6174696F6E73223A205B0A2020202020207B0A2020202020202020227472616E736C6174656454657874223A20225B205656582065220A2020202020207D0A202020205D0A20207D0A7D0A

 

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Then the result received isn't binary, or @error tells you things didn't work well. What is @error after InetRead?

Also try setting $INET_BINARYTRANSFER + $INET_FORCEBYPASS in InetRead invokation.

If that still doesn't work, maybe the API is expecting UTF8 data, which your browser uses internally.

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Try converting the request string to UTF8 before sending it.

Edited by jchd

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7 hours ago, jchd said:

Try converting the request string to UTF8 before sending it.

You are right, jchd. That seems to be the problem. If I paste the whole URL including the Japanese text into Edge, it automatically converts the Japanese text into UTF8 (?).  If I then copy it into InetRead(), it works and returns the correct result.

So, I need to convert text to UTF8 first before putting it into InetRead().

Is _WinAPI_WideCharToMultiByte() the function to do the job? It seems not to be an Autoit built-in function but requires <WinAPIConv.au3> but I could not find the file despite all the efforts. 

 

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Easy to do:

Local $sUCS2 = "モーションシステム"
Local $sTUF8 = BinaryToString(StringToBinary($sUCS2, 4), 1)

 

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