Translate JSON files

How to accurately translate JSON files

Machine learning now enables developers to perform automatic, sophisticated translations of the text. Unfortunately, formatted files like JSON files store content and metadata together in the same document. Accurate translations should preserve the metadata -- these are JSON keys in the case of JSON files -- while translating only the content. Because most translation platforms are generic and not tuned for various file formats, feeding in formatted file results in translation of both metadata and content, which effectively breaks the file. offers a solution with our format-aware translation service. Built on leading translation engines from Bing and Google, our service provides a simple interface for users to upload JSON files and receive copies with only the JSON values translated and the JSON keys preserved.

A common need for translating JSON files is to support internationalization (i18n) and localization (L10n). The purpose of i18n and L10n is to expand the target audience for apps, websites, books, and other products by translating source text into multiple languages.

Translate JSON

JSON Overview

JSON is an acronym for JavaScript Object Notation.

JSON is a data interchange format that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute-value pairs and array data types. JSON is used extensively worldwide and simplifies the sharing of files and data because of widespread support and compatibility. Although it originally evolved from JavaScript, JSON is language-independent and many modern programming languages include code to generate and parse JSON-format data. The official Internet media type for JSON is application/json. Conventionally, JSON filenames are identified with the .json file extension.

This summary was drawn from Wikipedia. Read more about JSON here.


According to Wikipedia, in the context of computing, internationalization and localization (American) or internationalisation and localisation (BrE), often abbreviated i18n and L10n, are means of adapting computer software to different languages, regional peculiarities and technical requirements of a target locale.

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