Configuring Machine Translation Engines

Machine translation engines integrated with Crowdin provide translation suggestions from the automatic translation services like Google Translator, Microsoft Translate, Yandex Translate, and other. Suggestions made by machine engines are displayed in the Editor, under the translators’ suggestions field. Also, you can do pre-translation using machine translation engines.

Machine Translation suggestions in the Editor

By default, machine translations are enabled for each project, but it is required to configure the translation engines before the project members will be able to use them. In case, you want to disable this option for specific projects, clear Show machine translation suggestions in the project settings.

In order to configure the machine translation engines, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Resources in the menu bar.
  2. Select Machine Translation.
  3. Fill in the credentials of the preferred translation engine.
  4. Click Update.

Configuring Machine Translation engines

Microsoft Translator

Go to the Windows Azure to access your Microsoft Translator API subscription key. Translator Text API offers free tier with 2,000,000 translated characters.

How to sign up for the Microsoft Translator Text API.

Yandex.Translate

Use your Yandex APIs Console to obtain your Yandex.Translate API key. Translation projects, that do not exceed 10,000,000 characters per month (and no more than 1,000,000 in 24 hours). You can use the Yandex.Translate API for free.

DeepL Translator

DeepL API is accessible with DeepL Pro subscription. Go to the DeepL Pro Account page to get the unique Authentication Key.

Watson (IBM) Translator

Watson (IBM) Translator offers 1,000,000 characters per month free of charge and paid plans to choose after exceeding the limit. Go to the Watson (IBM) Services Console to get your Watson Translator API key.

Amazon Translate

The free version is available for 12 months, afterward, you pay for the number of characters translated. Go to the Amazon Console to obtain your Amazon Translate API key and secret key.

Google Translate

Obtaining Google Translate API key

  1. Create or select a project.
    Open your Google APIs Console page. Select an existing project if you have one.
    Select project
    To create a new project сlick Create Project, set a project name and click Create.
    Create new project
  2. Enable billing for your project.
    Click on a Products and Services sign and choose Billing. Library
    Billing Choose or add your billing account. Then, click Set Account.
    Set the billing account
  3. Enable the Translation API. Go to API Manager and choose Dashboard. Then, click Enable API.
    Enable API
    Click Translation API. Translation API
    Click Enable. Enable Google Cloud Translation API
  4. Set up your API credentials.
    Go to API Manager and choose Credentials.
    Then click Create credentials and choose API key.
    Create API key credentials Copy the key and click Close.
    API key created

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