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About Translating


Learn how to get your Paligo content translated into other languages using a translation service or translate it inside Paligo.

Paligo has built-in features for supporting the translation of your content. These include integrations with translation services, built-in workflows, Translation View and assignments. These features are designed to manage the various ways of translating your content.

When your content is ready for translation, the next steps will vary depending on how your content is being translated. While Paligo recommends that you Work with a Translation Service, in some situations, it makes sense to Working in Translation View instead. You will also need to Prepare Content for Translation.

If you need to activate more languages, see Language Management.


You should avoid using both approaches together. This is because if you use a translation service, they will most likely use software that has a translation memory.

This is a record of the content you have sent to them and the translations they provided. If you subsequently change the translation in Paligo, then the content in Paligo and the translation memory will no longer be in sync. This can cause confusion and avoidable costs, as content that is not synced may be translated again.


Branching is necessary to be able to work while content is being translated, see Branching and Update Content when Translation is Not Finished.

If you are going to use a translation service, an author can handle the translation export, see Work with a Translation Service. It is also possible to use a translation Integrations, such as Phrase, to export and import the content directly.

The recommendation is to use a professional translation service, however it is possible to translate in Paligo via Translation View, see Work with Internal Translators and to Auto-Translate Content.

The following roles are able to handle translations:

  • Administrators , Authors and Translation Managers can all access the Resource View and Translation View.

  • Contributors can access Translation View, but only if they are allocated a translation assignment or translation review assignment.