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Any translation API services you use and recommend? Any process for translating and managing 15+languages?

Hi y'all.

We're looking to do one of two things.

Either build out our own translation team and use a service like transifex to manage translations

or

To use a service like Smartling that can connect into our CMS (Contentful) to use the API / plugin to automatically upload translations as they are finished.

Do you have any recommendations on a scalable way to grow this?

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ChucKN0risK's avatar
2 years ago
What about Deepl API?

I've found myself using Deepl (previously Linguee) more and more. To my eyes, their translations are the most accurate on the market.

Here is their API: https://www.deepl.com/fr/docs-api/

I hope you'll find what you need.

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@BobbyHuang (replying to @ChucKN0risK )
2 years ago

Thanks @ChucKN0risK. Were you able to QA any languages for these guys' translations with translators?

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danfowler's avatar
2 years ago
Try the demo

I've experimented with https://crowdin.com/ https://lokalise.com/ and https://localise.biz/ and while they all offer roughly the same service, they all present significant benefits and drawbacks in terms of the translator interface or API ease-of-use.

I think the answer is to survey each one and see if it works for you, your existing translators, and your developers. They all at least offer a demo, though, in my opinion, the initial demo length is usually way too short.

Similar question here: https://capiche.com/q/what-tools-do-you-use-to-translate-documentation-and-other-content

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@BobbyHuang (replying to @danfowler )
2 years ago

Thanks! Looking into all 3 of these.

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mdubov's avatar
2 years ago
Google Cloud / Deepl

Deepl has some of the best quality on the market, but limited in terms of language selection. Google offers great quality but is pretty expensive. Cheaper alternatives are Microsoft Translator, AWS and Yandex Translate API

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @mdubov )
2 years ago

Which one did you find is the most accurate?

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mdubov's avatar
@mdubov (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

Deepl on the languages it supports. Google otherwise

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BobbyHuang's avatar
@BobbyHuang (replying to @mdubov )
2 years ago

Thanks @mdubov. Regarding the google translations is that this: https://cloud.google.com/translate/pricing?

Looks like a lot of these recommendations work with smartling and the best process looks like having something to manage the process and possibly using ML translations with some human editors for highly impactful content.

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