Deeply DeepL-ing: translate multiple topics? whole project?

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Dave Gehman
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Deeply DeepL-ing: translate multiple topics? whole project?

Unread post by Dave Gehman » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:23 pm

From as deeply as I can dive into DeepL info in H+M help, it seems that I can translate only within a single topic. ("Only" is unfair -- having this ability at all is wonderful.)

The translation itself then (if I understand it right) takes the place of the original text.

Is there a way to translate several topics at one time with the DeepL plugin? Or an entire H+M project?

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Re: Deeply DeepL-ing: translate multiple topics? whole project?

Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:17 pm

Dave Gehman wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Is there a way to translate several topics at one time with the DeepL plugin? Or an entire H+M project?
No, and this is very intentional, for two reasons: First, despite its stellar quality, DeepL itself is still a very new company and we want to introduce the capabilities slowly. Second, also despite its stellar quality, you cannot and should never just accept the translations without thoroughly proofreading and editing them. Unless errors really don't matter at all the translation should be done by a native speaker of the target language who understands the source language as well. The way it is set up at the moment covers our due diligence of making sure that our customers at least look at every piece of text that is translated. Everything else is your responsibility... 8)
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Re: Deeply DeepL-ing: translate multiple topics? whole project?

Unread post by Dave Gehman » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:30 pm

I understand, but I'd think that the quality of our translation would be our concern, not yours. To obtain the DeepL license, we had to sign an agreement that we will not use the translation (without our personal vetting) for mission critical uses, because it is machine translated. In other words, we have already agreed that we are to work in a way that is well-warned and well-armed against translation faux pas...

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Re: Deeply DeepL-ing: translate multiple topics? whole project?

Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:47 pm

Hi Dave,

I get that, but the other issue still applies. More complete translation options are planned and will be coming in future updates. :)
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Re: Deeply DeepL-ing: translate multiple topics? whole project?

Unread post by Dave Gehman » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:54 pm

the other issue still applies
Oh, I see - meaning the EC-Software vetting or at least testing of the DeepL activity... Point taken.
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:47 pm
More complete translation options are planned and will be coming in future updates. :)
I hear my boss saying, "Hurry hurry hurry hurry..." :)

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