Select which language Auto Translate should use as source


<p>In my project the neutral language is not a real language (for example it&#39;s [InviteHTMLEmail]) so that in my project I can easily see what needs to be translated. So obviously Bing Translator fails to translate those. It would be nice if I could select that it uses one of the existing resources as source to translate keys into a new language.</p>


JorgenLindell wrote Jun 11, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I'll fix an option for that.
As a workaround it is also possible to copy whatever text you like into the cell you want to translate. If it is not empty, it will try to translate that, letting Bing guess what language it is.

HakanL wrote Jun 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Ah, that's a good feature as well. One solution would be to have a setting (under Bing Parameters) that is a checkbox that says something like "neutral language is not translatable, use other languages as source for auto translate". If checked then we could try each of the non-neutral with Bing until we get something back.

JorgenLindell wrote Jun 11, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I am trying out another variant now, a side menu to the "auto translate" on the cell that lists the available languages. It will remember the last one used (check-marked), and reuse that if just "auto translate" is selected. Selecting in the side menu will force that language to be used, no matter what is in the cell, but just auto translate will use the cell itself as source if not empty.

HakanL wrote Jun 11, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Sounds very good!

wrote Jun 13, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Fixed on changeset 63089

JorgenLindell wrote Jun 13, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Have added the fly-out menu now, please try it out.

HakanL wrote Feb 7, 2013 at 5:09 AM

Fixed in changeset b28b83eb12de