RoboHelp Foreign Language Capability

Explorer ,
May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Using RoboHelp 2020.7.46 / W10 / 64 Bit

 

My understanding is RH can convert my English project to another language.

 

Is there any guidance / best practices on how to best proceed? For example, do I just copy my RH folder, rename it, and use the translate feature so I have two active projects? If changes are made to a file, I update the English file, copy the English file into the other project and covert as required?

 

I have not looked into this much so wanted to ask for guidance before staring this process. I have hundreds of topics to convert and was hoping to get some tips on how to best proceed.

 

Thank you.

 

Shawn

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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See the RoboHelp Tour on my site. It's explained there. 

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Thank you. I will take a look.

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Jun 10, 2022 Jun 10, 2022

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June 10, 2022

 

Peter:

 

I read through your documents and located a few videos to watch. When you have time, I had a few followup questions.

 

  1. Using Spanish as an example, I was going to copy my RoboHelp project and name that project Spanish. After reading your guidance, I think the correct use is stay within my English project and using Translations, let RoboHelp create and manage the Spanish project. That way I complete all my updates in one location (English version) and sync it with my Spanish version. I can then add another Translation (e.g., German) and complete the same task.
  2. In the New Translation, there is an option - "Link and existing translated project". What is that option for?
  3. For the Google Translation API V2, is there a link I can go to so I can proceed using this option.. Google offers many API services, so any guidance would be appreciated.
  4. I'm still testing this, but once I have the Spanish project created, do I then open the Spanish version to create my help files? I wasn't sure what all I mange in my English version and what do I need to mange in my Spanish version.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Shawn

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Jun 10, 2022 Jun 10, 2022

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Please bear in mind I have not worked with translation in a live environment. My knowledge is theoretical.

 

1] You let RoboHelp create the Spanish project. You make your changes in the prime language, English in this case. You can further languages.

 

2] I'm not too sure here so I would suggest you take a look at RoboHelp's own help and/or contact Support. See https://helpx.adobe.com/contact/enterprise-support.other.html#robohelp for your Adobe Support options. The email link tcssup@adobe.com is recommended as it reaches a team dedicated to Technical Communication Suite products including RoboHelp. 

 

My assumption is that RoboHelp will somehow sync the two.

 

3] Again I am not sure but I think this is where you need to start. Google Translate Help

 

4] Yes once the Spanish project is translated, you then generate the Spanish help from there.

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Peter:

 

Thank you.

 

Shawn

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