I'm looking into ways of updating our technical documentation methods. Our documentation is generally written in French then translated to English. Source documents are either Word or HTML, both of which I, and my CAT tools, understand.
If we were to move our documentation into a Confluence wiki, how could we manage translations? If we consider that the wiki is a monolingual source and that documentation is delivered as pdf, I suppose we simply export it as docx, say, have it translated to English and end up with an equivalent set of pdfs.
But what if we want to make the wiki available in parallel in two languages? I mean the content, not just the interface.
Thanks for any insights you can give me
We use the AppFusions Enterprise Translations Hub. Check it out: http://www.appfusions.com/display/LNGOTKC/Home. We're translating to 19 different languages. It is not free.
Depends what you are trying to do–we are translation product documentation for a global audience using translation memory, machine translation, and human post-editing.
What you choose will likely depend on the quality demanded by your customers.
See this thread if you want Enterprise level translations, all managed, steered, post-edited, published - from Confluence. No exports or imports, and sanity among your site searches for each language, among much other.
Perhaps you could have two sets of pages for each "page" -- for example, have each page (in French) have a child page containing the English translation. Alternatively, you could have duplicate spaces, with a French and and English version of each space.
Here's a link for you! https://developers.atlassian.com/questions/9385432/what-is-the-recommended-approach-for-internationalizing-product-documentation-in-confluence firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to try it!
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