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Howspace Translations (Old Howspace)

The workspace translation feature and how it works.

Updated over a week ago

Howspace Translations allow multilingual use of workspaces. Each participant can choose their preferred language from the list of available languages and participate in their own language. The translations feature is provided by 3rd party service. The Translations feature makes it possible to read content in your own language. Translations affect all content that can be written by participants and admins.

Howspace Translations are available for the Team plan and above. The feature needs to be enabled via workspace settings (Features > Translations). After that, each participant may select what translation language they wish to use when they visit a workspace.

To enable each user has to click on the translation icon in the top right corner next to the action menu and choose a language. The languages can be changed or disabled by each user at any time.

Supported languages are visible through the user interface. At the time of writing, translations feature supports the following languages: English (American), Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French (Canadian), French (Standard), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

The translations (for most of the languages) are provided by a 3rd party service and require data to visit their services. Some of the translated languages are processed through Amazon AWS translate service, and in these cases, no data is sent to DeepL.

In practice, this means that any translated text (such as a comment or a reply) will be sent to DeepL-hosted servers from Howspace through a secure connection. DeepL will return the translated text and delete it from their database. You have the possibility to define if your translations are using DeepL or AWS in the main user dashboard. If you choose to use AWS, the data will not be sent outside Howspace, but the quality of the translations may be lower.

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