Today we are excited to announce our latest release, “Indonesia”, featuring much-anticipated additions and improvements!
The design and layout of the freelancer profile page have been updated to make it easier to use. Also, the page now loads 8 times faster than previously and displays correctly in any browser. Freelancers can now specify a dialect for the languages that they work with. In addition, the profile URLs now include the freelancer’s name, which makes them more personalized and friendly-looking. Are you a translator who writes, or manages projects or offers any other services? Make sure you add them to your profile — you diverse skills might be exactly what some customers need.
Customers can now search for freelancers who provide services other than translation, such as interpreting, project management, copywriting, etc. Additionally, they can now:
- Search for translators who offer language services in a specific dialect.
- Search for freelancers who charge in their preferred currency.
- Add contact details in the private profiles of their “My Team” members.
Oh, and a quick round of applause for our engineers — the search function now works 8 times faster than ever!
Work in your currency
Freelancers can now set their rates in currencies other than US dollars — they can opt for euros, Russian rubles and Turkish liras. The customers can still hire freelancers located anywhere in the world and pay them in any currency they prefer though. Also, companies can now view their “My Team” members’ rates in a currency other than US dollars or even set their preferred currency for the rates so that they are no longer affected by changes in exchange rates.
Russian search and web technology giant Yandex has been developing its machine translation engine since 2011. Yandex.Translator supports 93 languages, including incredibly rare and increasingly uncommon language pairings. It can even be used to translate from and into J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional language, Sindarin! We have added Yandex.Translator to our MT stack and it's completely free to use. To get started, check “Use machine translation” in a new or existing project and select “Yandex”.
52 new languages
We have added a host of new languages, including Luxembourgish, Esperanto, Hazaragi and Udmurt. Smartcat now supports 160 languages and dialects that you can translate both from and into. Here's the full list:
- German (Austria)
- German (Germany)
- German (Switzerland)
- Haitian Creole
- Balochi (southern)
- Hausa (Latin)
- Rohingya (Latin)
Documents uploaded in any of these languages are parsed and split into segments. It’s also possible to search for segments in TMs created in these languages. While Sindarin isn’t currently supported, if you really need it for your work, make a request and we’ll see what we can do!
If you work with bilingual MQXLIFF files on a regular basis, you will no longer need to buy licenses or use any additional software. You can now upload, edit and export them in Smartcat.
Localization and technical documentation files support
We improved the level of support for PO files. You can now upload PO templates (.pot) and export PO translations (.po) based on them. We also made a few tweaks — “fuzzy” flags are now working as intended, language codes are correctly inserted into headers, and you can now import monolingual PO files. Previously, you were only able to work with multiple resource file types and technical documentation formats if you had requested the feature. Now, they are supported in all user accounts. Here is a list of the supported formats:
- Android XML,
- Java Properties,
- DITA XML 2.0,
- Help+Manual XML.
We also teamed up with Adobe engineers to make the FrameMaker (MIF) format available to all of you desktop publishers out there. If something’s still missing, then do let us know.
Marking segments changed by XLIFF files
If your XLIFF projects are regularly updated by your internal system or a third-party’s external solution, you’ll now be able to see where any changes have been made. The updated segments will be marked with a specific label and you will be able to easily filter these segments. Oh and one last thing. You can now use Smartcat’s API to request a list of all projects created by a particular user. You can also get statistics for a specific document without you needing to process calculations for the whole project. That’s all we wanted to share with you regarding Smartcat's Release 62 “Indonesia”. As always, if you have any comments or questions — we're there for you!