It is possible to translate the blueprint of a project to another language to create a different language version of the same blueprint. This is achieved by exporting the blueprint in a Trados recognizable format, translating it using the SDL Trados Studio software, and importing it back into the ExamDeveloper application. The blueprint nodes translated to a specific language code are available for items when the particular language code is selected while creating the item.
Export blueprint of a project
- Navigate to Manage → Blueprint to open the Create Blueprint page.
Click the Translate button at the bottom.
In order to translate a blueprint, it has to be in the Editable state. See the Add Content topic for details on making a blueprint editable.
- The blueprint is exported into a ZIP archive file containing files as below:
- HTML document containing all the selected blueprint as shown below.
As can be seen above, the HTML file contains the language code of the blueprint, and the node names for various levels. Only the content marked with the red boxes (with a white background) are translated namely: Language Code and node names. The word “Language Code” with a gray background do not appear for translation.
- Trados setting file required to import the blueprint into Trados.
- Trados instruction file containing instructions related to Trados that the user must follow.
Refer to Translate A Document Using SDL Trados Studio for the translation process.
Import translated blueprint
Once the translation is made using Trados, an HTML file similar to the one which was exported earlier, but with the translated text, is generated by Trados.
- Navigate to the Import Blueprint page by clicking the Upload tab on the left or by clicking Upload Blueprint link on the Create Blueprint page. Click the Choose File button under the Select Translated file (*.htm) section.
- Browse to the Trados-translated HTML file with blueprint, select it, and click the Upload button.
- A successful upload results in the red text message.
A successfully translated and imported blueprint is updated if it already exists in the database with the same language code. It becomes available for items having the new language code. To view the translated blueprint, go to Manage → Blueprint, and select the new language code from the Blueprint Document Language drop-down.
The import of translated blueprint fails and a message in red text is displayed, if the language code for the language to which the blueprint is to be translated, doesn’t exist in the Item Bank.
Items having a language code with a specific blueprint translation can use the blueprint translated to that language code.
Items having a language code without a specific blueprint translation are able to use the default language blueprint without translation as seen below.