About

Open Translate provides a free service for open source projects, non-profit groups and NGOs. It provides a simple interface for managing translations of any text document, allowing project managers to input text, specify which languages the text should be translated to, create separate user accounts for translators, export the translated data in a variety of formats - and all other aspects of the translation process. The age-old problem with having anything translated is that you doesn't always know when a translation is good - not unless you speak the language it's being translated into. With projects that require translations into many languages the likelihood that you speak every one becomes increasingly unrealistic: just how many languages do you speak? Open Translate solves this problem. It employs a review-based system to authenticate each translation. Each translation must reach a "review threshold" before it's approved; multiple translators must review each translation and mark it as approved before the translation is completed and closed. Projects can be either public or private. Open Source projects would generally be set to public: anyone could sign up to help translate (whether or not a person may join the project is either through a configuration setting: automatic or explicit approval by a Project Manager). Companies which have their own in-house translators would set their projects to "private": the content wouldn't be visible to anyone but themselves, and only their own translators would be able to work on them. Behind the scenes, statistics are compiled for each translator. This will be valuable for companies needing to gauge the experience and quality of a translator's work. For example, if a company set up a new project and needed translations from English to German, they could review a list of all English-German translators and contact the people with the highest translation reliability, number of translations and reviews. Translation reliability is calculated by reviews made by the translator's peers.