Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Electronic Translator ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Electronic Translator
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: karengriefdoctor-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 15 Apr 2003 14:40 PDT
Expires: 15 May 2003 14:40 PDT
Question ID: 190917
Where can I buy (preferably online) an electronic portable/pocket
translator that will
translate English to Hindi and Hindi to English?

Clarification of Question by karengriefdoctor-ga on 15 Apr 2003 23:14 PDT
I need an independent pocket translator as I do not have a Palm.  I do
have a Visor, but when I read about the Palm in the past the Hindi
software didn't seem to mention the Visor. So, again, I am hoping to
find an independent translator.  I saw one with 16 languages and was
disappointed to see that Hindi was not one of them!  Hope you'll find

Request for Question Clarification by sldreamer-ga on 18 Apr 2003 10:33 PDT
Hi karengriefdoctor,

I have found Visor software that translates between Hindi and English.
 It has approximately 60,000 words.  You can download the software and
manual for approximately $70, or you can have a CD-ROM and printed
manual shipped to you for approximately $85 or $95 (depending on where
you live).  Would this satisfy your needs?


Request for Question Clarification by sldreamer-ga on 19 Apr 2003 12:50 PDT
Hi karengriefdoctor,

The software only runs on Palm OS compatible hardware (such as the
Visor), so you would not be able to run it on your laptop.

You can enter words, phrases, or complete sentences.  For phrases and
sentences, the software goes through each word and translates it.  If
multiple translations are available for a word, it prompts you to
select a translation before moving on to the next word.

Did your Visor come with a USB cradle?  If so, you just need to attach
the Visor to the cradle and use your laptop or PC to install the
software onto the Visor.  The Visor manual has instructions on how to
do this.

Let me know if you would like to buy the software.

Subject: Re: Electronic Translator
Answered By: sldreamer-ga on 20 Apr 2003 12:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi karengriefdoctor,

Translation Experts has a software product called PalmTran which can
translate between any two of a large number of languages.  You can
learn more about PalmTran on the following page:


According to that page, PalmTran can translate between English and
Hindi, and it can run on any hardware that uses the Palm OS (such as
the Handspring Visor).  The page also has several screenshots that
show the entire translation process.

I have had email correspondence with Translation Experts, and they
have told me that the English/Hindi version of PalmTran has
approximately 60,000 words, and it definitely runs on the Handspring

You can order PalmTran on the following secure page:

Translation Experts Order Form

It costs $69 to download the software and manual.  If you would like a
CD-ROM and printed manual, you will have to pay an additional $15 or
$25 for shipping, depending on where you live.

You can install the PalmTran software by using the PC or Mac software
that came with your Visor.  The Visor user guide provides instructions
on how to do this.  You can download the Visor user guide and software
from the Handspring web site:

Handspring: Customer Support: Downloads

If you have any questions about this answer, please request a
clarification before rating it.


Search strategy:

english hindi translator visor
karengriefdoctor-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I just learned about the Google Answers from an online newsletter and
thought I would try it out. I was very pleased and decided to buy the
recommended product.  Coincidentally, I had seen this software before,
but didn't realize that it would work on my was that little
extra bit of help from the researcher, that helped me through the
process. Thank you and I will be sure to use Google Answers in the

Subject: Re: Electronic Translator
From: pinkfreud-ga on 15 Apr 2003 16:49 PDT
If you have a "Pocket PC," here is a Hindi/English "language teacher"
with 400,000 words and phrases:

Here's another Hindi translator for Pocket PC or Palm:
Subject: Re: Electronic Translator
From: karengriefdoctor-ga on 19 Apr 2003 01:39 PDT
Dear SL dreamer...that sounds very promising.  If I get the cd rom,
can I also load this to my laptop?  And how does one get the
translator onto my Visor?  I had hoped to find one that was an
all-in-one translator, but since it doesn't seem to exist and you
found this for the visor; if I can figure out how to load it, it
sounds like a good solution. Does it do phrases, in addition to single
words?  I am anxious to get this, if I can figure out how to use it.
Thanks again, Karen
Subject: Re: Electronic Translator
From: karengriefdoctor-ga on 19 Apr 2003 15:09 PDT
Well, I had seen the Palm Hindi translator before, but I didn't recall
seeing that it would work with a Visor. Are you sure?  If so, I would
like to buy it and just hope I can figure out how to install it. I am
not to technically saavy, which is why I was trying to find a portable
one already built. I do have a cradle for my Visor, though I am not
sure if it is USB or not. I think so, but I'm not sure the difference.
 If you don't think this will be hard to install (cause I'm not sure
what I did with my manual, since I moved recently), then yes I would
like to get it...if you can't find an all-in-one unit for me. Thank
you again for your help.  If I go aheaed and buy this, how do I do
Subject: Re: Electronic Translator
From: sldreamer-ga on 20 Apr 2003 20:27 PDT
Hi karengriefdoctor,

I'm glad I could be of help.  Thank you for the 5-star rating; I appreciate it!


Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy