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 order screen

Transifex’s other features include:

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.

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Robert Laing

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Robert Laing

Robert is one of Gengo's co-founders. He was born in Australia, and has lived in Melbourne, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Before founding Gengo, Rob was a designer and programmer, working for companies like, The Brand Union and Dare Digital in London. Robert speaks enough Japanese to get into trouble, but not enough to get out.

  • Dmitry

    Transifex + Gengo = Fail. Ordering translations is not available alsmost all the time. Transifex support say that this is not their fault, but Gengo’s, and that they are looking for other translation agencies.

    • Natalia

      Hi Dmity, sorry to hear that your experience wasn’t a good one. This integration hasn’t gone as smoothly as we hoped, but we’re happy to report that the service is back up and running again now. If you have any further questions or comments, please get in touch—we’re here to help if we can. Thanks, Natalia

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