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PointFire Translator Version 2.0.1 is Released
Posted by Martin Laplante on 26 April 2021 05:06 PM

PointFire Translator version is now available. 

This is a supported release.  It fixes several errors in v2.0.0 and is easier to install.

It makes it simple to translate Modern pages such as the ones in Communication and Teams sites and those produced by the Multilingual Page Publishing feature, as well as classic pages, documents, lists, and metadata.  It has several interfaces, including via a SharePoint App, a web interface, scripting, and Power Automate.

If you were using version 1.2, the major change is that you do not need to install it on the workstation of the person carrying out the translation (although that is still supported), but it can be on a shared physical or virtual server.  It runs under the identity of the person who called it via the app, it can also be called by Power Automate, and it supports the SharePoint Multilingual Page Publishing feature.

New Features

  • ⦁ Many improvements to AppReg.ps1 to make it easier and clearer to use, and difficult to enter incorrect parameters
    ⦁ Support many new languages, including Inuktitut, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Oriya Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Maori
    ⦁ Improved support for Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Nepali, Armenian, Amharic, Albanian, Tigrinya
    ⦁ Ability to use a specific Azure region
    ⦁ Support sites where MLP was implemented then turned off

Resolved Issues

  • App
    ⦁ Error with Multilingual Page Publishing - error translating original when some pages but not all pages translated
    ⦁ App localization in Chinese (simplified)
    ⦁ Better messages when PointFire Translator Server is not found and using Machine Translation Service instead
    ⦁ Warn that Machine Translation Service does not support multi-select
    ⦁ Disabled translation of folder types
    ⦁ More consistent handling of localized list/library names
    ⦁ Better messages when document does not require re-translation
    ⦁ Some missing localizations in Irish, Kazakh, Azeri, Bosnian, Macedonian, Dari

  • Server
    ⦁ Error in auto-detect of language
    ⦁ Better handling of incorrect ClientID/secret
    ⦁ Error with Multilingual Page Publishing - error translating original when some pages but not all pages translated
    ⦁ Better error handling for incorrect list item translation requests
    ⦁ Issues with filtering news webparts with hyphenated language codes like pt-br, pt-br, zh-cn, zh-tw, sr-cyrl-rs, sr-latn-cs
    ⦁ Changes to the code signing certificate autority
    ⦁ Changes to the service to avoid error on startup
    ⦁ Translation for image webpart's overlay text and alternative text.
    ⦁ Changes to support Stream webpart, Quick Chart webpart, Countdown Timer webpart
    ⦁ Improved error when Microsoft IdentityModel Extensions are missing
    ⦁ Better support for documents in folders
    ⦁ Better support for Bosnian
    ⦁ Better support for pt-pt and pt-br
    ⦁ Better support for languages that are not SharePoint languages
    ⦁ Problem when the re-translated name of a file is different from the previously translated name


  • Many other small fixes and performance enhancements

PointFire Translator can translate individual items or entire libraries or lists in SharePoint Online.  It includes the PoinFire Translator App which will use PointFire Translator Server as a default translation service, and fall back to SharePoint's Machine Translation Service if PointFire Translator is not available.

It can be downloaded here (login required)

For more information, contact

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