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Configuring Translation Settings for Digital Assets

You can send digital assets for translation from the Bulk Translation wizard or the Globalization Tool. Adobe Experience Manager stores digital assets in the following location: /content/dam.

The Connector can send digital assets for translation when they are under a correctly configured language root, for example: /content/dam/geometrixx/en/icons/office-building.png. For more information, refer to "Preparing Assets for Translation" in the Adobe Experience Manager documentation, at: https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/aem/6-3/author/assets/managing-assets-touch-ui/preparing-assets-for-translation.html.

You configure translation settings for digital assets in the UI and Default Settings section of the Configuration page, which is described in UI and Default Settings:

  • To configure sending the properties of the asset metadata for translation, you select the Translate Asset Metadata check box.

Important: You must configure the asset properties to send for translation in the Component Mapping page, in the same way that you configure other component. After you click Collect for an asset to add it to the component list, you must click Set for all components to send all components with a specific property for translation. For detailed instructions, see Configuring which Components and Properties to Send Out for Translation

  • To configure sending the actual asset for translation, such as the JPG or PDF file, you select the Translate Asset Binary check box.

Note: When the Connector sends the actual asset for translation, it sends the original rendition. There may be multiple renditions of an asset, for example, there may be multiple versions of an image with different resolutions, such as for Web and print. For more information, refer to "Managing Renditions" in the Adobe Experience Manager documentation, at: https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/aem/6-3/author/assets/managing-assets-touch-ui.html#Managing%20Renditions.

Depending on whether you select one or both check boxes, the Connector will generate either one or two items from one asset in a job. Each item will be listed in the job details.

Tip: You can create a custom asset handler that modifies the translation settings of specific asset types, such as digital assets. For details, see Creating a Custom Asset Handler.