I have a page with some metadata text fields that are marked as translatable. I cannot translate metadata separately because they are not components. I also cannot select if metadata will be sent to translation because there is no option in translation settings UI for it: enter image description here

So my question is: Is metadata sent directly with the items OOTB to translation?

  • May be this will give you some idea tridion.stackexchange.com/questions/7817/…
    – Hem Kant
    Commented Feb 21, 2020 at 13:10
  • Marko - are you saying that the metadata fields you have now are not being sent for translation? If this is the case - can you ensure you make an update before testing and/or check the box to force a translation even if TMS detects no changes since the last translation version was sent. Commented Feb 21, 2020 at 14:27
  • No no, just wanted to verify if that is the case. Because it seems like they are sent by default if fields are checked as translatable in schema. :)
    – Marko Milic
    Commented Feb 21, 2020 at 14:39

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Yes, if configured, Metadata fields are sent to translation out-of-the-box.

Per the Documentation:

You can control which Text fields and External Link fields are sent for translation in Schemas by selecting the Translatable check box in:

  • Schema fields
  • Embeddable Schema fields
  • Schema metadata fields
  • Multimedia Schema metadata fields
  • Metadata Schema fields
  • Bundle Schema metadata fields

The Translatable Content topic covers the translateable item types, which includes text, rich text, and external link fields:

Translatable Metadata fields

If the following Content Manager items have metadata fields of type Text field, External Link field or Format Area field, you can send these fields for translation:

  • Components
  • Multimedia Components
  • Folders
  • Structure Groups
  • Pages
  • Keywords
  • Bundles
  • Virtual Folders

Having noted this, keep in mind that though using Page metadata specifically for translateable content is indeed a supported feature, this reduces centralized control over a Page's Component Presentations.

See Manuel Garrido's thought leadership on minimizing localizations or his post on BluePrinting and translation.

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