For self-managed customers only, Lilt has an Instant Translate Text feature available that allows you to easily translate a block of text using Lilt’s Machine Translation (MT). This tool is convenient for when you want to quickly translate content without having to commit to using a dedicated translator and reviewer.

To access Instant Translate, open the Jobs tab and click the Instant translate button.

This will bring you to the Instant Translate page.

Instant Translate Text tool usage

  1. Select the desired source language and target language.
  2. Optionally, click the Advanced button and select a Lilt Memory to use for translation. Note that Translators and Reviewers only have access to Lilt's default memories. To provide them access to your organization's Lilt Memories, see the Custom Role for Instant Translate article.
  3. Add the text you want to translate to the text field. The text field accepts plain text (no formatting) up to 5000 characters in length.
  4. Click the Translate button at the bottom to translate the text.

The Translate button will show that it is working on the translation. Once the translation is done, the translated text will populate into the right column.

To make another translation, adjust the settings as necessary (source language, target language, memory), replace the text in the text field with the new text you want to translate, and then click the Translate button.