memoQ does not perform machine translation itself, but it can connect to many external machine translation tools and services. If you have access to one of the machine translation tools that memoQ supports, it is easy to have your text machine-translated.

To set up the connection between memoQ and the machine translation tool, use the Machine translation pane of the Options window. You can use several different machine translation tools at the same time. If you have access to two or more tools, you can turn them on and off from the list in the Machine translation pane.

Must be purchased separately: memoQ does not include the price of using a machine translation tool. Before you use machine translation in memoQ, you must obtain your access separately - directly from the provider of the tool. Most tools are not free: you need to purchase the tool or the right to use it.

Pseudo-translation: One of the tools is built into memoQ. This is not a machine translation tool. It is meant to help with localization testing - to find out if everything is imported for translation, and if the translated text fits into the available space. This is called pseudo-translation. It produces garbled text that is immediately recognizable, so it is easy to sport text that has not been imported for translation. You can also configure it to produce slightly more text than in the source language, so that you can simulate that the translation is usually longer.

Click to find out which machine translation tools are supported out of the box (as of January 2017)

Options for your copy of memoQ only: In the Machine translation pane, you can set up machine translation in your own copy of memoQ. If you need to use machine translation in memoQ server, see the memoQ Knowledge Base.

How to get here

1.Open the Options window: At the very top of the memoQ window - in the Quick Access toolbar quick-access-default -, click the Options (cogwheels) quick-access-options icon. The Options window opens.

2.Under Category, click Machine translation. The Machine translation pane appears.


What can you do?

Allow memoQ to work with machine translation - or stop using machine translation

Set up a machine translation tool

memoQ will work with a machine translation tool only if it is configured and enabled, and if it supports the language pair of the current project.

Once you set up a machine translation tool, memoQ will use it to retrieve suggestions in the translation editor.

memoQ will use your preferred machine translation tool to get suggestions for pre-translation.

Click for a list of supported machine translation plugins (click the name of each to see the options)

When you finish

To save the settings and return to memoQ: Click OK.

To save the settings and remain in the Options window: Click Apply.

To return to memoQ without making changes: Click Cancel.

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