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  • Hi all

    OK this is something of a long shot but here goes....

    I am looking at migrating a FoxPro database to MS Access, one issue being that the text of the database is in German.

    With the progress of Google Translate and DeepL on-line translators I was wondering whether anyone had come across a translation service/method that could translate each record from one language and populate another field with the English.


    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 2:21 PM


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  • Hello Phil,

    As far as I know, Microsoft Access does not provide the support of translating except its built-in and reserved words.

    Besides, I do not understand why you need change the text from German to English. Access could support a German field name and German string value. So I think there is no need to translate the text.

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:19 AM
  • You might want to give the Azure Translator a try. It replaces the Text Translator API:

    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    • Marked as answer by TheHC Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:59 PM
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:44 PM
  • You can use some webservices to do such translation, but I've found them to be very weak and have, up until now, created my own translation tables.  There's also the issue of speed.  Web calls can drastically slow down your application vs. using local tables.

    Daniel Pineault, 2010-2017 Microsoft MVP
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:12 PM