Hot Banana Software, Inc., a provider of web content management software for marketing and a wholly owned subsidiary of J.L. Halsey, has introduced a multilingual content management plug-in that automates the process of translating and publishing website content into multiple languages. Connexion Corporate Communications s.a., a Belgium business-to-business multilingual communications agency and integrator of web content management software in Europe, independently developed the multilingual content management module and is making the module available to all Hot Banana channel partners and clients.
From the Hot Banana interface, site publishers can send web pages, portions of web pages and even entire websites to an XML-compatible translation memory system (TMS), such as DéjàVu, Trados, or SDLX. Once human translators have edited the content in their TMS of choice, their translation work is sent back to Hot Banana's web CMS for publication. The translated content, navigation, metadata, pictures, and links appear in the same layout as the original pages, which the Hot Banana user can then choose to further validate, get approvals, or instantly publish. The new multilingual translation module works with any Hot Banana implementation. Connexion Corporate Communications licenses the module direct.