Machine translation
  • 19 Sep 2022
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Document360 helps you seamlessly translate your content using a fast and high-quality generic machine translation feature. Machine translation is an automated translation mechanism of content from the default or source language to the selected destination language. This feature can be used when the article translation status is Needs translation. You can perform machine translation for articles in New article or Draft status. To perform machine translation for articles in Published status, you can use the Bulk operations overview page.

Markdown article

When you perform machine translation for a markdown article, it would be automatically converted to the WYSIWYG editor.

How to perform machine translation?

5 Screenshot - Machine translate in article editors

  1. Go to the desired article in the editor
  2. Click Need translationMachine translate, and a Translate confirmation prompt appears
  3. Type in 'yes' and click Yes
  4. The article would be translated to the destination language, and the translation status changes to ✓ Translated

If you require further translation, click on the ✓ Translated button and select Set need translation. The translation status changes to Need translation.

Machine translation limit

You can view the machine translate limit available on your project in a dedicated menu option.

6 Screenshot - Machine translate limit in menus

  1. Go to SettingsKnowledge base portalLocalization & VersionsMachine translation
  2. You can find the below details available in the section
Character Description
Limit The total translation character limit allotted for your project. This would depend on the plan you choose
Usage The characters you’ve translated using the machine translation in your project
Remaining The characters remaining from your total machine translation limit
Usage meter Shows the percentage of translated characters using machine translate, from your total limit of 100%
Recommended article character limit

An individual article is recommended to have below 10000 characters for Machine translation to work. If the individual article limit is exceeded, the Machine translation would not proceed.


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