Translation engines is a list of one or more translation engine. It is a service that can automatically translate text from one language to another language(s). There are two kind of translation engines.
Translation memory is an application or a service that stores translation to a data store such a database. It can automatically translate those strings that already have translation in the database. If translation memory uses fuzzy matching it can also translate those strings that are similar to strings in the database. Sisulizer uses it own translation memory technology.
The advantage is Sisulizer's own translation memory is that you do not have to purchase or install expensive 3rd party translation memory. Everything that you need is in Sisulizer. The advantage of 3rd party translations memories is that they might have more features than Sisulizer's own translation memory and if you already have data in those translations memories you can still use data from Sisulizer. Use Translation Memory Editor to edit content of the translations memory.
Machine translator is an application or a service that uses extensive dictionary and grammatical rules to automatically translate virtually any sentence from source language to target language. The quality of the machine translator does not reach the same level as human translation. However machine translation is very useful feature in document translation. Sisulizer can use 3rd party machine translators such as Google Translate.
Currently Sisulizer supports following translation engines:
|Translation Engine||Type||3rd party
|Sisulizer translation memory||Translation memory||No||Sisulizer's own translation memory that stores translations to Access, DBISAM, Firebird, Interbase, MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQL Server database.|
|Microsoft Translator||Machine translator||Yes||Machine translator that uses Microsoft Translator service to translate strings.|
|Google Translate||Machine translator||Yes||Machine translator that uses Google Translate service to translate strings.|
|WorldLingo||Machine translator||Yes||Machine translator that uses WorldLingo's translation service to translate strings. WorldLingo supports all major languages.|
|Sunda||Machine translator||Yes||Machine translator that uses Sunda's translation service to translate strings. Sunda supports translation between English and Finnish.|
To get the most recent list of available translation memories and machine translators open Translation Engines dialog box and press the Add button. The list contains supported translation engines.
Note! You need to have Sisulizer Enterprise edition to use 3rd party translation memories or machine translators. Professional edition can use Sisulizer translation memory on local database (Access and DBISAM) but if you need to use server database (Firebird, Interbase, MySQL and SQL Server) Enterprise edition is needed.
When you start Sisulizer for first time it will create initial translations engines. The initial translation engines depend on the active Sisulizer license:
|Edition||Initial translation engines|
|Enterprise, Professional or Translator||Sisulizer translation memory working on local DBISAM database|
|Standard or Free||-|
You can remove the initial translation engine, edit it, and add new ones.
The following dialog boxes are used to configure and use translation engines.
Translation Engines dialog box is used to add new translation engines or to remove or configure existing ones.
When the user want to add a new translation engine New Translation Engine dialog box is show to the user to let him or her select the translation engine type and to configure it.
Sometimes a translation engine can provide two or more translations for the same string. In that case the user must select the right one. Select Translation dialog box is used for this.