When a user selects a language in the footer menu, all menu items and Communifire labels are switched to the selected language, but user-created content isn't translated. One option for translating user-created content is to create and save content in multiple languages. However, this approach is tedious and difficult to maintain. If content needs to be edited, the user has to edit the content in every language. Or intranet stakeholders have to hire a team of content editors for different languages, making a manual approach implausible and expensive on a long-term basis.
Another option is to use dynamic machine translation which allows users to quickly convert user-created content to any specific language with the click of a button. One downside of machine translation is that it is not 100% accurate. But auto-translations are getting better as machine learning algorithms are improving every year. And auto-translations allow readers to view content in their own language without requiring intranet administrators to manage multiple translations manually.
Communifire provides integration with the Google Cloud Translation API to dynamically translate user-created content on the fly. To change user-created content (like an article for example) to their own language, a user just needs to click the language icon in the content header.
Note: Google Cloud Translation API incurs charges for every character translated. The first 500,000 characters are translated for free. Afterwards, there is a charge based on the number of characters actually translated. In Communifire, user-created content is translated only when a user clicks the language icon, reducing the cost for your organization. See Cloud Translation pricing for more information.
Once you update system properties and restart the site, the translate button will appear on content and users can translate content to their own language.
Translate User-Created Content
is requesting access to a wiki that you have locked: https://my.axerosolutions.com/spaces/5/communifire-documentation/wiki/view/82594/google-cloud-translation-integration-administrator-setup
Your session has expired. You are being logged out.