Payloads

Most of the processing throughout the Translate API will be around a Job Payload. This is a simple container representing the instance of a translation job.

Job Payload - for responses

Parameter Required Type Description
job_id YES Integer Job ID
order_id YES Integer Order ID
body_src YES String Original body of text (to be translated).
body_tgt YES String Translated body of text (if available).
lc_src YES String Source language code. Gengo uses IETF codes to define languages and language pairs.
lc_tgt YES String Target language code.
unit_count YES Integer Count of source language units (either words or characters depending on source language)
tier YES String Quality level (“standard” or “pro”)
credits YES Float Credit price based on language pair and tier.
status YES String Current status of job. Either “available”, “pending”, “reviewable”, “revising”, “approved”, or “cancelled”.
captcha_url YES String The full URL to a captcha image, used only if a job is in the “reviewable” state and you wish to reject the job.
eta YES Integer Estimated seconds until completion.
callback_url YES String The full URL to which we will send system updates (completed jobs, new comments, etc.).
auto_approve YES Bool(1/0) Of whether the job will be automatically approved after translation has completed.
ctime YES String Unix Timestamp for when this job was submitted (by you - not by the translator).
custom_data YES String Up to 1K of client-specific data that may have been sent when the job was submitted.
file_url_src   String The full URL of source file (returned with the callback).
file_url_tgt   String The full URL of translated file (returned with the callback).

Job Payload - for submissions

Parameter Required Type Description
body_src YES String Original body of text (to be translated)
lc_src YES String Source language code. Gengo uses IETF codes to define languages and language pairs
lc_tgt YES String Target language code
tier YES String Quality level (“standard” or “pro”)
type YES String Job type. Either ‘text’ (default) or ‘file’. Use ‘file’ for ordering file jobs via the API using job identifiers from the file quote function
slug YES String Job title. For internally storing, can be generic
identifier if type is file String The identifier returned as a response from the file quote method (e.g. identifier = ‘2ea3a2dbea3be97375ceaf03200fb184’)
glossary_id   Integer Id of the glossary that you want to use
position   Integer The position of the job in a group of jobs. Starts at 1. When the job group is displayed to translators, this ensures that ordering is maintained.
force   Bool(1/0) Whether or not to override duplicate detection and force a new translation. (always returns a fresh translation, even if the term has been translated before)
comment   String Instructions or comments for translator to consider when translating. It is strongly encouraged to provide a detailed comment for the translator
attachments   Array Contains Dictionaries. Each attachment must have a separate Dictionary containing the following required parameters
Parameter Type Description
url String Link to an external file providing extra context to a job. Only accepts public URLs with http(s) scheme.
filename String The name of the external file to be attached ex| ‘image.jpg’/’video.mp4’/’audio.mpeg’/...
mime_type String The following mime types will display a preview to the translator: image/bmp|jpg|jpeg|png|gif, video/mp4, audio/mpeg. Other mime types will display a download link to the translator.
purpose   String Describing the purpose of the translation ex| “Personal use/Business/Online content/Web or app localization/Other...
tone   String Describing the tone for the translation ex| “Informal/Friendly/Business/Formal/Other...
use_preferred   Bool(1/0) Whether to use translators from the preferred translators list associated with the account
callback_url   String The full URL to which we will send system updates (completed jobs, new comments, etc.)
auto_approve   Bool(1/0) Whether to automatically approve jobs after they’ve been translated. Default is false If false, completed jobs will await review and approval by customer for 72 hours
custom_data   String Up to 1K of storage for client-specific data that may be helpful for you to have mapped to this job
max_chars   Integer Expresses character limit of translation. Should always be greater than 0
as_group   Bool(1/0) By default, jobs from the same language pair and tier will be grouped within a single collection which means that only one translator for this language pair and tier will be able to pick up the whole collection. If as_group is set to 0 each job can be picked up by a different translator.