In this post, I’m going to tell you how to create and configure the machine translation service for SharePoint 2013. To create the multi-language feature of SharePoint 2013 using Machine Translation Service, you need to make the ‘Machine Translation Service’ up and running in your farm.

Create Machine Translation Service

Step 1

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

1Step 2

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


Step 3

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


Step 4

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


Configure Machine Translation Service

Step 1

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


Step 2

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.


Step 3

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

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
  • 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

Then, click on ‘OK’ Button.

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