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    Re: Google translate from command line

    Yes, single apostrophes cause a problem with all commands entered into the shell because the shell (bash) interprets the apostrophe as the first of a pair of quotation marks. It's waiting for the closing quotation mark, which never comes.

    What I usually do is surround the entire phrase with
    double quotation marks:

    Code:
    % translate fr en "n'est-ce pas"
    is not
    though this is also possible:
    Code:
    % translate fr en n\'est-ce pas
    is not
    Last edited by unutbu; June 17th, 2009 at 12:51 PM.

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