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whatlang

whatlang.js for node.js

a simple wrapper around the google language detection API (V1)

http://code.google.com/apis/language/translate/v1/using_rest_langdetect.html

install

  var whatlang = require('/path/to/whatlang.js');

usage

  //whatlang(query, callback, parameterObject)
  whatlang('Ich bin ein kleines maedchen und tanze auf der berliner mauer.');
  
  /* prints on the console
  { responseData: { 
      language: 'de',
      isReliable: true,
      confidence: 0.66124046
      },
    responseDetails: null,
    responseStatus: 200,
    requestData: { 
      query: 'Ich bin ein kleines maedchen und tanze auf der berliner mauer.' 
    } 
  }
  */
  
   //with a custom callback function 
   var langinfo = whatlang('Ich bin ein kleines maedchen.',
   function(langinf){ console.log(langinf.responseData.language); }); 
   // -> de
   
   //with a parameterObject
   //see http://code.google.com/apis/language/translate/v1/using_rest_langdetect.html#request_format for list of parameters
   var langinfo = whatlang('Ich bin ein kleines maedchen.',
   function(langinf){ console.log(langinf.responseData.language); },
   { userip:'74.125.224.72', key:'boguskey' });
   //throws an "ResponseStatus 400 Error: invalid key"

additional methods (chaining supported)

   whatlang.setDefaultKey('your key here').setDefaultUserIp('74.125.224.72').detect('this is a very english english sentence');
   
   //set your google key
   whatlang.setDefaultKey('your key here');
   
   //set your default user ip
   whatlang.setDefaultUserIp('74.125.224.72');
   
  //whatlang.detect() === whatlog()
   whatlang.detect('a string');