TranslationStudio offers various connectors by default and all you have to do is providing valid credentials.
Each connector will be discussed in the following.
The Filesystem Connector is the default connector and does not connect to any translation memory system. Instead, it keeps all translatable files in the TranslationStudio Application’s core directory at
In addition, the connector may copy the translatable files to any other target directory accessible by the TranslationStudio Application as well as send a notification email if available.
You may collect the XMLs from the translatable directory. If you want to submit translated XML files to TranslationStudio again (i.e. to import them) simply drop them in the directory
The configuration panel itself is shown below and provides the following components:
You may choose the job configuration to be used by this connector here. The connector will use the default job configuration by default.
Translatable File Name
TranslationStudio creates xml files using a generic pattern. If you need more readable names, you may decide to do so here.
eMail Notification Settings
You may decide whom to notify once translatable files are available.
Create ZIP Files
The filesystem connector may create individual zip files containing a translatable xml with its related additional and preview files.
If the translatable files are be copied to a particular directory automatically, you may provide the respective target folder here. Please provide an absolute path. You may check if the TranslationStudio Application can access it by clicking on the ``Test directory'' button.
Keep original files
If, and only if, the files are to be copied into another location, you may choose if the original files within the translatable directory are to be kept or removed.
Execute Shell Command
You may let TranslationStudio execute a shell command after translatable files are available. If you provide a relative address, the root folder is the TranslationStudio Application’s folder.
Please make sure the TranslationStudio Application can access the target folder (if provided). If files cannot be copied to another directory, the original copies will be kept and not be deleted even if the connector configuration is set to do so.
TranslationStudio provides connectors to use the following machine translation services:
You may even use TranslationStudio’s
TranslationHelper plugin if activated.
Each connector provides similar features and the only difference is the account information necessary.
Depending on the connector, different account information is required as shown below:
To avoid re-submitting the same terms over and over again within the same XML document, the connectors allow you to store already translated terms not exceeding a given length.
Importantly, you may enable FirstSpirit TranslationHelper plugin by checking the box
Allow this connector to perform direct translation attempts
Sometimes it can be difficult to automatically translate rich texts, because they have to be transformed into an HTML envelope (temporarily). Therefore, removing rich text formatting may be needed if you find that your rich text cannot be translated properly - this is not an error, it simply is a limitation of automated machine translation.
The connector only requires the language code and ignores any country information. Consequently, you have to map your CMS language codes to the respective translation service’s language code.
Your translatable text may contain certain data which is not necessarily relevant for translation, such as
This section allows you to provide a list of regular expressions to identify any such items.
If you want to make the connector available to TranslationStudio, you have to activate this project
You may choose if the connector should make translated XML documents available for importing into FirstSpirit immediately or if you want to review the translation first.