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 +====== Google translate ======
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 +You can translate your descriptions using Google translate API. Note, that this service is not free, and it's Google who takes money for the service, not the script.
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 +To do it you have to go to  https://​developers.google.com/​translate/​v2/​faq and get **Server API Key**. You need Server, not a Browser key.
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 +===== Translation of Existing DB =====
 +
 +If you already have a ready DB with descriptions you want to translate you have to use ssh and go to scj/bin, after that run
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 +  php rot.php action=translate
 +
 +This this point script will ask you what you want to translate, and, if you want to translate both descriptions and titles (alt) you'll have to run this command twice.
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 +**Then script asks what method you want to use - stops, log, fast** stops - means we we'll make a stop after each phrase and you'll be able to edit a result. Log - means no stops but output texts and translations,​ fast - no output, just translates as fast is it can..
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 +===== Translation of New Entries =====
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 +It takes some time to setup and understand how it works but it worth it because it gives you flexibility to do much more.
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 +You have to setup [[Import Replacements]] for necessary fields , let's say for description
 +
 +
 +<​code>​
 +
 +If this field = URL
 +Contains this value = http (ie we want to translate descriptions for all galleries actually)
 +Then Search For - * (* means 'whole field'​)
 +in This Field - Custom Vars 1 ( if you use version 50 or language field if you use 51)
 +And Replace it With - external::​http://​YOURDOMAIN/​scj/​bin/​rot.php?​action=translate_text&​text={DESCRIPTION}&​source_lng=en&​target_lng=de&​api_key=YOUR_API_KEY (and field content will be replaced by text returned by this url)
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 +As you can see this way all new content will be processed using that URL 
 +
 +What you have to notice here:
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 +  * external:: at the beginning - prefix means what script has to request an external url
 +  * YOURDOMAIN - ....
 +  * {DESCRIPTION} - tag that will be replaced with an actual gallery'​s description ​
 +  * source_lng=en&​target_lng=de - edit languages here
 +  * YOUR_API_KEY - should be replaced with your key you got from google
 +
 +</​code>​
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 +Why do we do it this way:  that's a way for you to optimize this, for example you can user it as external::​http://​YOURDOMAIN/​my_script.phptext={DESCRIPTION} ​ and translate using your script that will be more flexible, use another, may be free, translation service and so on.
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 +Moreover, this is a way for you not to save a key in the DB just in case if someone gets an access to your admin area.
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