Whoa! Did you see the latest release notes for Release Channel v0.69.132? Specifically, “Added ‘Install Google Translate to translate this page?’ popup when viewing websites in other languages. (#5561 )”
Check out the topic and associated link on Github. I was able to install the Google Translate Extension and translate full pages in Brave Browser! Byebye Chrome! Granted, it’s still using a Google service, but nice to be able to complete inside Brave at least. I’ll take it!
Hope it works for you.
So is this best done by upgrading to the current version of whatever BRAVE format you’re using, or, given the reference to ‘extension,’ can it just be added (i.e., inserted into a recent – but not necessarily the latest – version)?
Also, is ‘translation’ now assumed to be available in all BRAVE formats (incl. Dev)?
If I understand the warning below (in italics), it means that if the extension is used in ‘Private’ mode, Google will be able to see the URL’s of the foreign language webpages I open, but not the actual text that’s translated?
Is that correct?
Allow in private Warning: Brave cannot prevent extensions from recording your browsing history. To disable this extension in private mode, unselect this option.
Also, (applicable here but also more generally), since ‘privacy’ is apparently lost when browser extensions are active, is it best not to use them in ‘private’ windows (i.e., because it serves no purpose to do that)?
You can activate extensions only “in case of click”, here chrome://extensions/?id=aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb
So the extension is only activated when you want. The inconito mode erase the data (cookies, local storage, …) at the end of the session but in my opinion Google use other ways to get a unique ID to identify (anonymously) the browser, when you use its servers.
Also you can use another service, like DeepL wich have a very good quality of translation. But it’s a paid service, there is no free lunch.
By the way I have absolutely no confidence in qwant, the request is forwarded to Microsoft, the worst is that the French government have their nose in it. It’s worse than Google!
I do not understand why it is proposed as a credible Google alternative in Brave …
Did you by chance hit Don't ask me again when you were prompted some time, and now maybe you’re just not being asked? To verify, go to Settings --> Advanced --> Languages --> Offer to translate [...] and ensure this is toggled ‘On’