In that case you can buy GT4T character-based license just like google api and then you only pay for the number of characters you submit to Google Translate engine.
Yes, technically they can translate as much as they want. If someone translates zillions of words I have to stop him before I go bankrupt:-)
For the timed-based license, you can only activate one computer and it's not very likely that a translator will use as much as that. But yes, with some heavy users my profit goes minus but overall I am still making money from the term-based licenses.
For the character based licenses you can activate up to 10 computers at the same time.
Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer wrote:
Thanks for the info Shouguang!
Is there any way to make it work with my Google Translate API 2 key? The reason for this is that for 90% of my translation work I use GT plug-in inside CafeTran (where I can also select text and have it automatically translated by various MT providers; only difference is it doesn't get automatically replaced with the translation, but instead shows the translation and little box). However, it would be useful to occasionally be able to use your tool outside of CafeTran. However, it obviously wouldn't be worth it to pay the $68 (for the annual subscription), if I only used it occasionally.
This brings me to a second question: I don't mean to pry, but how do you pay Google? I mean, your users pay you a time-based subscription, but does this mean that they can translate as much as they want within that time period? What if someone translates zillions of words within their monthly or annual subscription to GT4T? Is that allowed? That is, are there usage limits, on top of the time-based limits?