Transifex + Gengo = Dev-Friendly Internationalization
As we mentioned in our annual report, there have never been more options for developers who want to localize their websites and apps into multiple languages. One of the most exciting solutions out there right now is Transifex.
Transifex is used by companies like Pinterest, Reddit, Nokia to localize their websites. They started as the translation tool for MeeGo and the Fedora Linux projects, but it has grown into a worldwide localization platform.
We think it’s especially suited to developers, who’ll appreciate the ability to use command-line tools and a sophisticated “Translation Storage Engine” to manage content. Transifex’s core strength is the ability to manage language files (like Gettext, yaml or XLIFF) easily.
But now, most exciting of all: Gengo translation is available through Transifex at the click of a button.
By including Gengo translation, Transifex is no longer just a management and translation tool — it’s a full solution for developers looking to internationalize applications. You don’t need to find or manage your own translators. Instead, you can simply order via Gengo from the Transifex UI.
Transifex’s other features include:
- A simple UI for managing and translating localization files
- Support for almost all localization file formats
- A command-line client for easy, developer-friendly file versioning
- Dozens of open community projects that you can contribute to
- Pricing plans for most budgets
We’re already seeing people place orders via Transifex, and we’re looking forward to improving and expanding the integration as our API grows over 2013.
It’s been great working with Transifex on this integration, and we can’t wait to see more and more developers experimenting with their solution. If you’ve been looking for a dev-friendly way to take your website global, give it a try.
(And if you’d like to make something cool like this using our API, check out our developer docs.)