Josetta® - the Joomla translation manager for multilingual web sites

Josetta® is a Joomla translation manager for multilingual web sites built with Joomla 2.5, 3.x and greater. It is designed for ease of use, forward compatibility and performance (see also the full feature set).

Josetta® is available in 2 versions: a free-for-life/community version and an enhanced PRO version:

FREEPRO, $49 USDLearn-more
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Joomla 3 Compatability
Joomla 2.5 compatible
Joomla 3 Compatability
Joomla 2.5 compatible
Fast and convenient Joomla translation

Fast and convenient translation

Josetta® facilitates the translation of existing content in several languages by teams of translators with little or no knowledge of Joomla. Importantly, translators can easily monitor items that have already been translated and those that have not.

This is a stark contrast to the typical scenario where administrators must continually copy content items like articles and modules in the Joomla backend and apply the appropriate translations.

Since Josetta® will do all the “heavy lifting” behind the scenes, your translators can focus simply on creating great content. Importantly, Josetta® provides a dedicated translation interface on the frontend of your web site so that users do not need to learn how to navigate the Joomla administrative backend and cannot accidentally make changes to sensitive settings.

Future-proof, native Joomla multilingual content

Future-proof, native Joomla content

Josetta® relies entirely on native Joomla multilingual features and as such does not trap your translated content into its own format or database tables. You can install or remove Josetta® from your site at any time, and your site will operate normally with content in all languages working as expected.

Thus, you can be confident that your Joomla translations will be fully compatible with future versions of the CMS. Even if a migration is required, your translations are standard Joomla content items and you will be able to move it to new Joomla versions as they become available.

Built for performance

Built for performance

In addition, using purely native Joomla content means that your site will enjoy the fastest display times possible on your server as no additional database queries are required to retrieve your translations. Other translation solutions can increase the number of queries by 50% or more thus increasing page load times and slowing down your site.

Migration from Joomla 1.5

Import Joomfish translations from Joomla 1.5

Josetta® PRO ships with an export utility for those who wish to migrate their Joomfish translations from Joomla 1.5 to a Joomla 2.5 site. The exporter installs on your Joomla 1.5 site as a component and creates a file that Josetta® will import in the Joomla 2.5 backend. Using this method, it is easy to migrate sections, categories, articles and menu items from your Joomfish-enabled site. It will even modify links in your content items to match the new Joomla 2.5 format!

 A full list of Josetta® features is also available.

Josetta® - the translation manager for Joomla Josetta® - Machine-assisted translation Josetta® - Joomfish migration from Joomal 1.5 Josetta® - Completion monitoring Josetta® - smart filtering
Comparison of native, 3rd-party and Josetta®-assisted multilingual sites 
Josetta® + Native
Native only3rd-party
Joomla Versions Joomla 2.5 compatible Joomla 2.5 compatible Joomla! 1.5 native compatibility
Joomla 2.5 compatible
Associate source
and target items
Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated translation
Yes Yes Yes
Display original
during translation
Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes non checkedg
with Joomla 3+
Yes Yes unknown
translation display
Yes Yes Yes
Higher Performance Yes Yes Yes
Fewer database
Yes Yes Yes
Completion monitoring Yes Yes non checkedg
Collaborative translation Yes Yes Yes
Joomfish migration Yes Yes N/A

Key: Yes = yes/good; Yes = no/poor; non checkedg = average/somewhat; N/A = not applicable.


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