The Diction connector
Our direct API
Our API, the Diction connector, enables us to automate order and delivery processes with e-commerce, DAM and PIM systems and CMS. The Diction connector simplifies the entire workflow and connects the Diction TMS with your system.
How do you connect to our API?
You can use any existing plug-in or add-on solutions for e-commerce, DAM and PIM systems and CMS to send your text to our system via the Diction connector. Our connector also supports most middleware software to connect your system to ours.
If necessary, Diction’s developers will also create a plug-in or mini-middleware solution that meets your requirements.
And, if you prefer us to connect to your in-house interface, we are more than happy to do so. Just call us and we can discuss the right solution.
E-commerce, DAM and PIM systems and CMS
We use our API to connect with CMS solutions such as WordPress, Drupal and TYPO3. You can of course also send your data to our connector via a DAM, PIM or e-commerce system. The choice is yours. Our Diction connector is compatible with most widely available plug-in and add-on solutions. Find out more here.
If you prefer a more old-school approach, we will also be more than happy to log in to your CMS and upload the translated or proofread content there.
Interchange and file formats
Interchange formats: Interchange formats are file types that can be sent between different operating systems and applications, making file transfers a lot less complicated. If you need a text translated, our system can process your file format and send it back to you.
We have a wealth of experience with interchange formats such as .xml and .xlf, and use them for our clients on a daily basis.
An .xlf file, also known as an XLIFF, is a bilingual file interchange format that is used by CAT tools to display the source and target texts next to one another.
However, .idml and .html can also be classed as interchange formats as the files are transmitted directly from one system to another, processed, and then transferred back.
File formats: We work with all standard file formats that can be sent to our TMS via the connector using plug-ins or add-ons. These are some of the formats that we can work with:
Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Apache OpenOffice, Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Framemaker, Adobe PageMaker, Interleaf, QuarkXPress and more (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .csv, .ppt, .xml, .idml, .icml, .html, .sgml, .xml, .xlf, .tmx, .tbx, .svg, …)!
Get in touch if you have a text in a format that isn’t mentioned here.