How does Tolq’s Translation API work?

Translating your content has never been this easy. Keep your translations up to date without worrying about parsing HTML or having to track what was translated before. We’ll handle all that automatically for you.

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Setup your key and POST the content

The first step is to register in our app and get your API key and secret to authenticate with the API.

That’s all you need to create a POST request for our servers with the content you need to translate and of course with some important settings such as the languages you need and which style guide you want to use.

We process HTML automatically and parse it for our translators. After the translation process has been completed, you will receive the translation with all the HTML in the right place.

We’ve created a mock target language called Tolq Latin (TQ), which allows you to experiment with the API for free.

GET your translated content

Once the translation is finished we will call the call-back URL you posted when ordering with the translation data as the payload.

The POST request also returns an ID you can use to get the translation by querying an url with this kind of format:

api.tolq.com/translations/requests/{id}

You can retrieve the results anytime both from the url but also in our web interface, where you or your collegues can also review and update the translations if needed.

Keeping things in sync

Your Translation Memory will be dynamic. Your colleagues can update sentences via our web app and sentences that are also ordered in a higher quality will automatically be replaced.

Normally dealing with those updates would be a manual and tedious task, but we also offer a solution for that.

We notify your callback url and send you updated translations as they get updated so you can keep your system in sync and always have the best and latest translations everywhere.

Dynamic quotes

Want to be sure of the savings and total cost before ordering?

It’s also possible to get a quote for the translation of content instead of ordering it. That way you can POST different selections and then choose the one that saves you the most money or fits your budget.

Several of our clients have integrated this in internal Dashboards to quickly scope costs and make decisions about different scenarios quickly.

API Case Study

An example of how the Tolq API can be used in a real-life scenario

A sports web magazine

TQ Sports Magazine is a new site which posts several sports related articles written by professional copywriters. Old articles are available too and they are updated on a regular basis due to editorial corrections, comments, typos or simply format changes.

TQ Sports Magazine is a new site which posts several sports related articles written by professional copywriters. Old articles are available too and they are updated on a regular basis due to editorial corrections, comments, typos or simply format changes.

Tolq integration

TQ Sports Magazine is created using a custom CMS, the article text is stored in a few fields of the database “article” table. The same goes for every time you update your interface copy in the YML file.

The integration with the Tolq API is as simple as automatically posting a request with all the text every time a new article row is created or updated in the database. The same goes for every push request updating the YML file.

Because of the translation memory, there is no need to order specific parts of the content and manually figure out where to put back the changed content. Instead, you can simply post all the content. We will filter out the changes, return the translations in the callback, and you will only pay for the changes.

Just changes to the HTML or formatting? Then the update will be completely free.

The results

The entire site is translated automatically to the desired languages with an easy implementation of the Tolq API and there are no extra costs or headaches when the content is updated. There is zero manual labour in keeping everything perfect.

And every month the advertising revenue for the translated articles keeps coming back. A great investment!

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