Create and Configure Machine Translation Service in SharePoint 2013/2016

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This SharePoint tutorial explains, machine translation service in SharePoint. Also, it explains how to create and configure machine translation service in SharePoint 2013/2016.

To Use the Machine Translation service to create the multi-language feature of SharePoint 2013/2016 we need to first make the ‘Machine Translation Service‘ up and running in your farm. So this article will outline creating and configuring the machine translation service for SharePoint.

The same way we can create and configure machine translation service in SharePoint 2013/2016.

Create Machine Translation Service in SharePoint 2013/2016

Open SharePoint Central Administration, go to Application Management section and choose Manage service applications.

create machine translation service sharepoint 2016
create machine translation service sharepoint 2016

On the ribbon, choose New, and then choose Machine Translation Service.

create machine translation service sharepoint 2013
create machine translation service sharepoint 2013

On the next page type a name for the service application and fill in the details as shown in the screens below:

machine translation service in sharepoint 2013
machine translation service in sharepoint 2013

Select the checkbox near ‘Add this service application’s proxy to the farm’s default proxy list.’ and verify the database name, and click ok.

machine translation service in sharepoint 2016
machine translation service in sharepoint 2016

Configure Translation Machine Service in SharePoint 2013/2016

Click on the ‘Machine Translation Service’ we just created, under the ‘Manage Service Applications’ in Central Administration.

configure machine translation service sharepoint 2013
configure machine translation service sharepoint 2013

In the Machine Translation Service Screen, there is a section called ‘Enabled File Extensions’. It depicts the file extension for which the translation is enabled. Uncheck the checkbox for the file extension for which you want to disable translation.

configure machine translation service sharepoint 2016
configure machine translation service sharepoint 2016

In the Item Size Limits section,

  • Maximum file size for binary files in KB. Microsoft Word documents are binary files: 51200
  • Maximum file size for text files in KB. Plain-text, HTML, and XLIFF documents are text files: 5120
  • Maximum character count for Microsoft Word documents: 500000
machine translation service in sharepoint
machine translation service in sharepoint

In the Online Translation Connection,

Under Web proxy server, select the check box for ‘Use default internet settings’ to use the default proxy settings to connect Internet or specify the port in the ‘Use the proxy specified’

In Rest of the section fill the following details,

  • Translation processes: 1
  • The frequency with which to start translations (minutes): 15
  • Number of translations to start (per translation process): 200
  • Maximum translation attempts: 2
  • Maximum number of synchronous translation requests (per server): 10
  • Maximum number of items which can be queued within a 24-hour period: No Limit
  • Maximum number of items which can be queued within a 24-hour period per site subscription: No Limit
  • Expiration time for completed job history (days): 7 Days
  • Recycle threshold: 100
  • Disable Office 97-2003 Document scanning? No
  • And click on ‘Ok’

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Hope this SharePoint administration tutorial helps to Create and Configure Machine Translation Service in SharePoint 2013/2016.

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