Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Proxy through Google, the best HTTP Proxy

A few days ago I mentioned how to create a bookmark that will translate any webpage to English using Google Translator. Probably not so evident, is that the google translator is the best HTTP proxy available on the web. So just as you would translate a page with google, you can use it as your HTTP proxy.

Create a bookmark by right clicking on the bookmarks toolbar in Firefox

  • Choose New Bookmark
  • For the Name field fill in what you want, like translator or proxy
  • For the Location field fill in:

Now when ever you want to proxy a website or page through google just click on your bookmark.

If the website is already in English, then for the Location you will want something like:

Which tells google to translate from French to English as it will not want to translate from English to English.

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