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Nonpersistent search operators for Dictionary and Translate

Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
9 years ago2,458 views

What the **** is Google doing with their operators?

I know only [define:] is official (cf. google.com/help/cheatsheet.htm ... and google.com/help/features.html – nice icons by the way) but come on!

April 2009: <<Here's a quick way to translate text directly from Google Search. Type the language pair, followed by the text you want to translate. For example, to translate "I love you" in French, search Google for: [en:fr love]. You can also type [translate love in french], but this query is longer.>> googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010 ...

Now:


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Even [en:en] doesn't work anymore:


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Compare to googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010 ... (July 2010).

I hope [OR], [AND], [-] and [+] will keep working!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

It has been turned off few days after Ionut's post.
blogoscoped.com/forum/172296.h ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

en:en still works

google.com/search?q=en:en+love

These strange operators have never been officially documented, so they can stop working at any time.

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