Created: 2012-03-22 09:57
Updated: 2019-02-27 22:52


Smartling Translation API

This repository contains the Python sdk for accessing the Smartling Translation API.

The Smartling Translation API allows developers to seamlessly internationalize their website by automating the translation and integration of their site content. Developers can upload resource files and download the translated file(s) in a locale of their choosing. There are options to allow for professional translation, community translation and machine translation.

For a full description of the Smartling Translation API, please read the docs at: https://docs.smartling.com/display/docs/Smartling+Translation+API

Quick start

Clone the repo, git clone git@github.com:Smartling/api-sdk-python.git. Use examples in ./example directory to see how to work with SDK. There are 4 examples: SimpleExample.py - basic file API SDK operartions IntermediateExample.py - a bit more advanced file API example: introduces rename, import and SmartlingDirectives AdvancedExample.py - calls every file API call and tests response for a proper value ProjectsExample.py - calls projects API and tests response for a proper value


For transparency and insight into our release cycle, and for striving to maintain backward compatibility, the File Translation API SDK will be maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible.

Releases will be numbered with the follow format:


And constructed with the following guidelines:

  • Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major
  • New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor
  • Bug fixes and misc changes bump the patch

For more information on SemVer, please visit http://semver.org/.

Bug tracker

Have a bug? Please create an issue here on GitHub!



Anatoly Artamonov

Alex Koval

Greg Jones

Copyright and license

Copyright 2012 Smartling, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:


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