SysTrans Enterprise 7–Translation Server / Web Translations

Hi,

The SysTrans (http://www.systransoft.com/) documentation discusses the Ajax API and SOAP API, however most of the time for web sites, we want a way to translate all web pages.

 

The best thing to do is to create a control and add it to the master page. Below is a sample test page used that can be incorporated into any Master Page or Layout.cshtml page for MVC.

I have refrained from using JQuery for the Base64 encoding/decoding as I wanted a solution that does not rely on any external assemblies, of course you can decided to use JQuery and reduce the amount of scripting on the page.

SysTrans will basically send a query to their server when the page loads and it will take your url e.g.

http://mywebsite.com.pages and will then modify it to:

http-mywebsite.com.pages

and then it will Base64 encode the url into a url paramter for paramter name: &systranuid

The best way to see this is to use Fiddler, and see how translation works.

Below is the test page you can use to play with and get a feed. The Encode/Decode code comes directly from the systrans web translation javascript, and is exactly the same as the JQuery library as far as how the algorithm works.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<body>
    <div class="translate">
        Translate this page
        <div class="selectBox">
            <span class="arrow"></span>Change Language
            <ul>
                <li><a id="languageLinks0" href="en_fr">French</a> </li>
                <li><a id="languageLinks1" href="en_de">German</a> </li>
            </ul>
        </div>
    </div>

    <script type="text/javascript">
        window.onload = assignLinksToLanguage;
        var translationServer = "http://mySysTransServer/turl/?systranprofile=0&systranpopup=0&systranpopupmode=0&systranuid=";

        function assignLinksToLanguage() {

            var varLink;
            var counter = 0;
            var linkKey = "languageLinks";
            varLink = document.getElementById(linkKey + counter);

            while (varLink != null) {
                var language = varLink.href.substring(varLink.href.lastIndexOf("/") + 1)
                var encodedUrl = encodeTranslationSite(language);
                varLink.href = translationServer + encodedUrl;
                counter++;
                varLink = document.getElementById(linkKey + counter);
            }
        }


        function encodeTranslationSite(language) {
            return encode64(document.URL.replace("://", "-") + "/" + language);
        }

        var keyStr = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=";

        function encode64(input) {
            var output = "";
            var chr1, chr2, chr3;
            var enc1, enc2, enc3, enc4;
            var i = 0;

            do {
                chr1 = input.charCodeAt(i++);
                chr2 = input.charCodeAt(i++);
                chr3 = input.charCodeAt(i++);

                enc1 = chr1 >> 2;
                enc2 = ((chr1 & 3) << 4) | (chr2 >> 4);
                enc3 = ((chr2 & 15) << 2) | (chr3 >> 6);
                enc4 = chr3 & 63;

                if (isNaN(chr2)) {
                    enc3 = enc4 = 64;
                } else if (isNaN(chr3)) {
                    enc4 = 64;
                }

                output = output + keyStr.charAt(enc1) + keyStr.charAt(enc2) +
keyStr.charAt(enc3) + keyStr.charAt(enc4);
            } while (i < input.length);

            return output;
        }

        function decode64(input) {
            var output = "";
            var chr1, chr2, chr3;
            var enc1, enc2, enc3, enc4;
            var i = 0;

            // remove all characters that are not A-Z, a-z, 0-9, +, /, or =
            input = input.replace(/[^A-Za-z0-9\+\/\=]/g, "");

            do {
                enc1 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));
                enc2 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));
                enc3 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));
                enc4 = keyStr.indexOf(input.charAt(i++));

                chr1 = (enc1 << 2) | (enc2 >> 4);
                chr2 = ((enc2 & 15) << 4) | (enc3 >> 2);
                chr3 = ((enc3 & 3) << 6) | enc4;

                output = output + String.fromCharCode(chr1);

                if (enc3 != 64) {
                    output = output + String.fromCharCode(chr2);
                }
                if (enc4 != 64) {
                    output = output + String.fromCharCode(chr3);
                }
            } while (i < input.length);

            return output;
        }    
    </script>
</body>
</html>

Hope this gets you started using the Enterprise Version of Systrans.

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One thought on “SysTrans Enterprise 7–Translation Server / Web Translations

  1. Any success using the SOAP API and translating an HTML document. We want to migrate to using the Soap API instead of the http url mechanism.

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