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    Is there any translation offline program you would recommend?
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    (which) Languages?
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    Portuguese, English and Spanish,
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    Why not just use Google translate and cross check accuracy by doing round trips?

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    The problem is the limited number of lines Google will translate.

    I have been doing subtitles for TV series and films for some time, and like most people doing it now I'm using automatic translation as the basis for the final translation.

    Using you may require about 10 parts to translate separately, as all translator now seem to work online, charging by each job.

    So I would prefer to get a program I can use as much as I want.

    Is there such a program?
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    Have you looked at the Subtitle Edit auto translate? For it to work properly you have to pay google for an API key
    https://www.nikse.dk/subtitleedit/help#translation
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  8. Originally Posted by carlmart View Post
    The problem is the limited number of lines Google will translate.
    Google will easily translate multiple page documents.
    https://translate.google.com/?sl=auto&tl=fr&op=docs

    As an experiment, I translated "Pride and Prejudice" from English to French. 267 pages. Took less than two minutes.
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    I tried to translate a subtitles file, in pdf, and the results were terrible. Half of the total dialogue appeared as question marks: ???
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    ...I'm confused. Why would subtitles be in a PDF file format?

    It's probably more due to incompatibilities with the PDF format than anything else. Are you sure the PDF isn't protected?
    (Hmm. Google Translate's help also states this:
    You can translate documents up to 10 MB in any of these formats: .docx, .pdf, .pptx, .xlsx. PDF files must be 300 pages or less.
    To translate more documents or larger documents, learn about the Cloud Translation API.

    Important:

    Document translation isnít available on smaller screens or mobile.
    You can find text in images and scanned .pdf pages in the output document but they arenít translated.
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    If possible, try opening the PDF in something that'll allow you to export it to a different file/document format, and see if Google Translate has the same problem with the exported version.
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  11. What is your original source? If your subtitles are heavily formatted or started as xml references to pgs as in many Blu Rays, you shouldn't expect it to work. Translation requires text.
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    Originally Posted by Ai Haibara View Post
    ...I'm confused. Why would subtitles be in a PDF file format?

    It's probably more due to incompatibilities with the PDF format than anything else. Are you sure the PDF isn't protected?
    (Hmm. Google Translate's help also states this:
    You can translate documents up to 10 MB in any of these formats: .docx, .pdf, .pptx, .xlsx. PDF files must be 300 pages or less.
    To translate more documents or larger documents, learn about the Cloud Translation API.

    Important:

    Document translation isnít available on smaller screens or mobile.
    You can find text in images and scanned .pdf pages in the output document but they arenít translated.
    )

    Of course they shouldn't. First I tried to use the .txt file I made from the .srt file. But text files can't exceed 5000 characters. So you have to import it as a document, and as you can see the options are limited. No .txt for instance. I couldn't convert the txt file do .docx either, so I tried with pdf.

    Translate documents

    You can translate documents up to 10 MB in any of these formats: .docx, .pdf, .pptx, .xlsx. PDF files must be 300 pages or less. To translate more documents or larger documents, learn about the Cloud Translation API


    If possible, try opening the PDF in something that'll allow you to export it to a different file/document format, and see if Google Translate has the same problem with the exported version.
    How did you do to translate the 267 pages book?
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    [QUOTE=carlmart;2674539][QUOTE=Ai Haibara;2674482]...I'm confused. Why would subtitles be in a PDF file format?

    It's probably more due to incompatibilities with the PDF format than anything else. Are you sure the PDF isn't protected?
    (Hmm. Google Translate's help also states this:
    You can translate documents up to 10 MB in any of these formats: .docx, .pdf, .pptx, .xlsx. PDF files must be 300 pages or less.
    To translate more documents or larger documents, learn about the Cloud Translation API.

    Important:

    Document translation isnít available on smaller screens or mobile.
    You can find text in images and scanned .pdf pages in the output document but they arenít translated.
    )

    Of course they shouldn't. First I tried to use the .txt file I made from the .srt file. But text files can't exceed 5000 characters. So you have to import it as a document, and as you can see the options are limited. No .txt for instance. I couldn't convert the txt file do .docx either, so I tried with pdf.

    Translate documents

    You can translate documents up to 10 MB in any of these formats: .docx, .pdf, .pptx, .xlsx. PDF files must be 300 pages or less. To translate more documents or larger documents, learn about the Cloud Translation API


    If possible, try opening the PDF in something that'll allow you to export it to a different file/document format, and see if Google Translate has the same problem with the exported version.

    How did you do to translate the 267 pages book?
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  14. Originally Posted by carlmart View Post
    How did you do to translate the 267 pages book?
    I downloaded it from Project Gutenberg as a text file. Opened and saved it in Word as a docx. Uploaded that into the Google Translate web page and then downloaded the result.

    (Before doing that I tried it with some short .srt files -- saving them as .docx, uploading to Google and translating. It worked fine. But that didn't seem like a heavy enough test to allay your concern about document size.)
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    My Word can't save as docx.

    I tried another program that made that conversion, but it didn't work.
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  16. Argos translate and librettranslate Iíve used offline. Results arenít as good as deepl for instance though.
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    Originally Posted by carlmart View Post
    My Word can't save as docx.

    I tried another program that made that conversion, but it didn't work.
    ?? If this is true you are using a version that is 19 years old or older. All versions on all platforms since "2007" (which came out in 2006, and the previous version came out in 2003) use docx as their default format.
    Well past time to upgrade. Or use Google docs, or libroffice, etc. Many options, almost all of which support docx.


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    Using Office 2011 put me back into the game.

    Saving in docx and translating fine.
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