Working with Kantan MT

Link your KantanMT account with Transifex to machine translate your content.

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Written by Nina
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KantanMT's subscription is based on the language pairs you as a user configure. Therefore in the Kantan screenshot below, KantanMT can only be used for 3 language pairs; English - Greek, English - French, and English - German.


To set up the KantanMT service, you also need to provide an engine alias as seen below:


When you create an engine on the KantanMT interface, you will also provide this engine alias. In case you already have an engine, you can edit the alias. It is recommended to use the same engine alias for all the language-pair KantanMT engines you want to use with Transifex. For more details on how to set up a KantanMT engine, see here.

There is an initialization period required for KantanMT of roughly 6-7 minutes, and the Machine Translation Engine runs for 15 minutes at a time. This means that if someone attempted a machine translation when the KantanMT engine was not running, they would receive the error in the screen below:


6-7 minutes later the KantanMT engine will be initialized, and the user can machine translate. After 15 minutes of not being used, the engine shuts down again. The same behavior applies when you use auto-machine translation.

📝Note: When source text contains tags, we ensure tag preservation by adding a space before and after the tag. Unlike other platforms like Amazon, DeepL, Google, and Azure, KantanMT lacks a native tag protection method. Thus, this approach is essential to safeguard your tags during translation.

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