Please attempt to avoid the following compositions when allowing machine translation for text or voice:

  • Avoid Compound Sentence Structure
  • Avoid Slang
  • Avoid Colloquialisms

Notes: 

The district can elect to append translated emails with English content. If this was not an option during implementation, the District Admin can send a request to support@signalkit.com.


If a particular language is not supported or if the machine translation is unsatisfactory, districts can elect to send English versions for select languages instead of relying on machine-translation. Announcement creators will still have the opportunity to record, share or update human translations, but it will default to English unless overridden by the message creator. If this was not an option during implementation, the District Admin can send a request to support@signalkit.com.

Text-to-Text

All languages are available for Text-to-Text auto-translation for Announcement and Direct Message text content in email, app and SMS, including:
 

AfrikaansHebrewPolish
AlbanianHindiPortuguese
AmharicHmong DawPunjabi
ArabicHungarianQuerétaro Otomi
ArmenianIcelandicRomanian
AzerbaijaniIgboRussian
BasqueIndonesianSamoan
BelarusianIrishScots Gaelic
BengaliItalianSerbian (Cyrillic)
BosnianJapaneseSerbian (Latin)
BulgarianJavaneseSesotho
CatalanKannadaShona
CebuanoKazakhSindhi
ChichewaKhmerSinhala
Chinese Simplified*KiswahiliSlovak
Chinese Traditional*KoreanSlovenian
CorsicanKurdish (Kurmanji)Somali
CroatianKyrgyzSpanish
CzechLaoSundanese
DanishLatinSwahili
DutchLatvianSwedish
EnglishLithuanianTajik
EsperantoLuxembourgishTamil
EstonianMacedonianTelugu
FilipinoMalagasyThai
FinnishMalayTurkish
FrenchMalayalamUkrainian
FrisianMalteseUrdu
GalicianMaoriUzbek
GeorgianMarathiVietnamese
GermanMongolianWelsh
GreekMyanmar (Burmese)Xhosa
GujaratiNepaliYiddish
Haitian CreoleNorwegian BokmålYoruba
HausaPashtoYucatec Maya
HawaiianPersianZulu


*Simplified vs. Traditional does not refer to any specific dialect (Mandarin vs. Cantonese) but actually written character style. Simplified Chinese is used in mainland China (PRC) and in Singapore. If you are targeting Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Malaysian users, you would use the Traditional Chinese translation.



Text-to-Speech

21 languages are available for Text-to-Speech dialects for auto-translation for Announcement voice calls, including:

Arabic "Standard"GermanRomanian
Chinese Mandarin / Putonghua / Chinese SimplifiedItalianRussian
Chinese - TaiwanJapaneseSpanish - Mexico
DanishKoreanSwedish
DutchNorwegianTurkish
English - United StatesPolishVietnamese
French - FrancePortuguese - EuropeanWelsh
   

 

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