When the application is installed a new button "Automatic Translation" will appear next to Liferay's "Add Translation"
When you click on the button "Automatic Translation" a new dialog will be displayed where you can select one or more languages. This dialog will show only the languages that are supported by both the Yandex.Translate API and the current Liferay configuration.
After selecting the desired languages and click on the "Continue" button, the new translation(s) should be listed as regular Liferay's translations:
This feature will work exactly the same in complex Web Content that uses Liferay's structures and templates, in this case only the fields with text content will be translated.
After adding a translation, a new version will be created and the Web Content will be marked as a Draft.
The installation steps are as follows:
Click "API key"
Log in or register on Yandex
Accept the user agreement to generate an API key.
To recover a key, you can click on "My Keys".
Copy the generated API key
After obtaining the credentials configure them in the Control Panel:
Under Control Panel, under Configuration, select "System Settings"
Search for "Automatic Translator Configuration" and select it.
|Provide the API key, and then click Save|
There are some languages that may generate characters not supported by some databases using certain configuration, for example the default configuration that Liferay uses to connect to MySQL forces UTF-8 encoding that may lead to Exceptions when trying to add a translation in languages such as Japanese, in the case of MySQL this can be solved changing the connection string in the file portal-ext.properties like this:
Locate the JDBC connection string: