Joomla!® Language Manager - KM FasTrans PRO
KMFasTrans PRO is a professional Joomla! Multi-Language manager, giving the user an easy and fast content translation experience. Based on the concept of a "Translations Set" (a set of Joomla Items that are translations of the same content) it will allow you to view at a glance wich content is translated, to what languages, if it is correct and published and many more.
Native Joomla Content
KMFasTrans PRO runs under the Joomla administrator and relies on the native multilingual feature of Joomla. It will not interfere with the Joomla normal displaying of content because it doesn't change the content at all. You can even uninstall KMFasTrans and everything will keep operating normally (except the invaluable functions provided by KMFasTrans of course!).
Fast and accurate translations
KMFasTrans PRO will help you in the translation of your content by automating the rules established by Joomla to create a multilingual site. For example, the content assigned to each category must be in the same language as the category, or all menu items created on a specific menu must be in the same language or language 'All', etc. In this way, whenever you are creating or editing a translation item, your experience will be identical to being in a site with a single language, because all options are filtered by the language you are translating.
When translating an element, such as a menu item, KMFasTrans will show by default the known translations of all the elements needed, like the menu to which the menu item belongs, the article to which it leads etc. So you can translate an item with a minimum of clicks.
Other important thing that KMFasTrans will do automatically for you is the association of items (Categories, Articles, Menu Items, ...) and the automatic translation of selected texts, using the Google translator.
The consistency check allows detecting potential mistakes that can occur when creating a multi-language site, that you will discover as inconsistencies of its elements.
A website that does not contain inconsistencies provides assurance that all that has been translated is consistent and will have the same behavior in any language.
All of this will save you countless hours of work, not only because you will create translations faster, but also because you will make fewer mistakes or omissions.
Article level switching
Joomla 2.5 only provides menu item level switching. With KMFasTrans you can also have article (or banners or contact or news feeds) level switching. You just have to publish our KMFT Language Switcher module.
Joomla 3.x provides article level switching, but if the language of your article (or the category to wich the article belongs) is 'All' then you still need the KMFT Language Switcher module because the native Joomla Language Switcher module does not switch elements whose category language is 'All'.
Please, review the full set of features and the comparison chart with the FREE version.