Translation

The translator is enabled by default in Yandex Browser. If you open a webpage in a foreign language, the browser offers to translate it into your browser interface language. You can also translate individual words or sentences without looking them up in a dictionary.

  1. Translate pages
  2. Disable page translator
  3. To disable translating pages from a specific language
  4. Always translate pages from selected language
  5. Translate sentences and words
  6. Turn off word and phrase translation
  7. What should I do if the translator isn't working?
  8. Check spelling in a foreign language
  9. Change your browser language

Translate pages

Yandex Browser automatically detects the language of the loaded page. If it differs from the interface language, the browser asks if you want to translate it. You can also open the translation window by clicking the icon in the right half of the SmartBox.

Restriction. If the browser language is Chinese, Japanese, or Kazakh, the translation icon does not appear.

  • To translate the page text to the browser interface language, click the Translate button in the window. To display the page text in the original language, click Show original in the window.

  • If you want to translate a page into another language, choose the language manually by clicking Translate page into a different language in the window.

Disable page translator

If you do not want the browser to offer to translate pages:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, clear the box labeled Offer to translate pages that aren't in the same language as the interface.

To disable translating pages from a specific language

  1. Open any page in the language that you don't want the browser to translate.
  2. Click  →  → Never translate from.

If you turned off page translation for a specific language earlier and now want to turn it back on:

  1. Open any page in the language you want to re-enable translation for.
  2. Turn off the  →  → Never translate from option.

Always translate pages from selected language

If you want the browser to translate pages in the selected language without asking for permission:

  1. Open any page in the language you wish to enable translation for by default.
  2. Click Translate in the window that opens.
  3. Click  →  → Always translate from <...>.

The Always translate from <...> option is also available from the window that opens when you click Translate page into a different language.

Translate sentences and words

Yandex Browser can translate separate words or sentences on a page into your language. To see the translation of a word or phrase, select it on the page.

Turn off word and phrase translation

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, clear the Offer to translate words and phrases when selected and Translate a word by pointing the cursor at it and pushing the Shift key options.

What should I do if the translator isn't working?

The translator is enabled by default in the browser. Make sure that you have not turned off the translator manually:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, the Offer to translate pages that aren't in the same language as the interface and Offer to translate words and phrases when selected options should be selected.

It's also possible that the page isn't translated because you chose not to translate it when viewing it previously. In this case:

  1. Right-click on the page.
  2. In the context menu, select Translate to English.

Check spelling in a foreign language

The browser checks spelling in text entry forms (for example, when you're writing an email).

Enable the spellchecker using a built-in dictionary
  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, click Language settings.
  4. Select a language.
  5. On the right side of the language list, select the Check spelling in this language option.
  6. Click Done.
Enable spell checking based on your own dictionary
  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, click Language settings.
  4. Select a language.
  5. Under the list of languages, select the Enable spell checking option.
  6. Click Done.
Attention. If you enable a personal dictionary, the built-in dictionary will not be used for spell checking.
Add a word to your custom dictionary
  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, click Language settings.
  4. Select a language.
  5. Make sure that the Enable spell checking option below the language list is selected.
  6. Click Custom spell check dictionary.
  7. In the Add word field, enter your word.
  8. Click Done.

Change your browser language

To change the Yandex Browser interface language:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, click Language settings.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the Add language window, select the language and click OK.
  6. In the list of available languages, select a language and click Display Yandex Browser in this language.
Note. If you want webpages to display in a language other than the interface language, click Set as default language.