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SDL Chat Translator

SDL Chat Translator

Instant multilingual messaging

Instantly translate the contents of your instant messaging while you are in conversation... all for less than $5 per month!

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  • Instantly translate online conversations within AOL AIM 6.8
  • Translate and send your outgoing messages into your buddy's language
  • Translate incoming messages from your buddy into your language
  • Talk to your buddy with your AIM 6.8 without the need for different chat windows
  • No need to copy and paste text – translations are done instantly before your eyes!
  • Displays both the original language plus the translation to both you and your buddy
  • Only you need to have Chat Translator, your buddy does not

Languages you can translate

You will be able to translate English into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as all of these languages translated back into English.

Help us improve Chat Translator

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System Requirements

Operating System

  • You need a Windows 2000/XP/Vista computer with .Net 2.0 installed. Without .Net 2.0, you will be prompted to install this as part of the SDL Chat Translator installation process.
  • You need AOL Instant Messenger, version 6.8 installed on the computer. You also need an AOL Instant Messenger account Screen Name). Both are available free at AOL AIM 6.8 requires Internet Explorer 6.0
  • You need Internet access.
  • You need to create an SDL Chat Translator™ account by subscribing here

Software Required

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher
  • AIM® (AOL® Instant Messenger™) version 5.0 or higher.
    You can download AIM 5.9 from
    SDL Chat Translator does not work with AIM® Triton.
  • Note: SDL Chat Translator is not currently available for any other instant messenger

Other Requirements

  • 1.5 MB of available disk space
  • Modem or other Internet connection