Lotus Revamps Notes Translation Features

Lotus Development has released a new version of its free language translation software for Domino-based Web applications.

Translation Components 2.0, announced yesterday, connects Domino to machine translation engines such as IBM's WebSphere application servers. Lotus is a subsidiary of IBM.

The translation software lets users translate applications and Web pages through translation technologies and services, Lotus said in a written statement today. Machine translation connection services that are built into the Lotus software will be integrated into future versions of WebSphere as part of an integration initiative between IBM and Lotus. Fees vary for third-party translation connectors and machine translation engines with which Translation Components works, Lotus noted.

The software version announced yesterday includes three components: Domino Translation Object, Translation Service Gateway and Remote Configuration and Statistics Database. The aim of the software is to integrate translation services into the Domino development architecture, Lotus said.

Translation Components 2.0 is available now for free download at http://www.lotus.com/international/. A translation toolkit will be out in the second half of the year, Lotus said.

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