Document History for Amazon Translate - Amazon Translate

Document History for Amazon Translate

The following table describes the documentation for this release of Amazon Translate.

  • Latest documentation update: June 4, 2021

Change Description Date

New file format support

Amazon Translate now supports XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) files for asynchronous batch processing. For all supported formats, see Supported File Formats.

June 9, 2021

EventBridge integration

Amazon Translate now sends events to Amazon EventBridge to notify you about changes that affect your translation jobs and parallel data resources. For more information, see Monitoring Amazon Translate Events with Amazon EventBridge.

June 4, 2021

New quota

Amazon Translate now supports up to 1000 queued batch translation jobs. For all Amazon Translate quotas, see Guidelines and Limits.

April 23, 2021

Quota increase

The maximum size for a parallel data input file has increased from 1 MB to 5 MB. For all Amazon Translate quotas, see Guidelines and Limits.

March 31, 2021

New languages

Amazon Translate now supports the following languages: Armenian, Catalan, Farsi (Persian), Filipino Tagalog, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Icelandic, Kannada, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Maltese, Mongolian, Sinhala, Telugu, Uzbek, and Welsh. For all of the languages that Amazon Translate supports, see Supported Languages and Language Codes.

November 23, 2020

New feature

You can now customize batch translation jobs by using parallel data, which consists of examples of source text and their translations. Jobs that use parallel data are called Active Custom Translation jobs. During these jobs, Amazon Translate adapts the translation output to reflect the examples in the parallel data. For more information, see Customizing Your Translations with Parallel Data (Active Custom Translation).

November 23, 2020

New file format support

Amazon Translate now supports the following Office Open XML file formats as input for asynchronous batch processing: Word document (.docx), PowerPoint presentation (.pptx), Excel workbook (.xlsx). For more information, see Starting a Batch Translation Job.

July 29, 2020

New language

Amazon Translate now supports the Spanish (Mexico) language for translation. For all supported languages, see Supported Languages and Language Codes.

April 30, 2020

New region

Amazon Translate supports asynchronous batch processing in the Europe (London) Region. For all of the AWS regions where asynchronous batch processing is available, see Region Availability.

April 20, 2020

New feature

Amazon Translate adds asynchronous batch translation functionality. For more information, see Asynchronous Batch Processing.

December 23, 2019

New regions

Amazon Translate adds support for the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (London), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), and US West (N. California) Regions. For a complete list of the AWS Regions supported by Amazon Translate, see the AWS Region Table or AWS Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

November 25, 2019

New languages

Amazon Translate adds new language for translation: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Canadian-French, Croatian, Dari, Estonian, Georgian, Hausa, Latvian, Pashto, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, and Tamil. For a list of the language combinations that Amazon Translate can translate directly, see Supported Languages.

November 25, 2019

New languages

Amazon Translate adds new languages for translation: Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese. For a list of the language combinations that Amazon Translate can translate directly, see Supported Languages.

October 3, 2019

New feature

Amazon Translate adds FedRAMP compliance. For more information, see Compliance.

July 31, 2019

New feature

Amazon Translate adds SOC compliance. For more information, see Compliance.

May 30, 2019

New regions

Amazon Translate adds support for the Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Canada (Central) Regions. For a complete list of the AWS Regions supported by Amazon Translate, see the AWS Region Table or AWS Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

May 8, 2019

New languages

Amazon Translate adds new languages for translation: Hindi, Malay, Norwegian, and Persian. For a list of the language combinations that Amazon Translate can translate directly, see Supported Languages.

May 6, 2019

New region

Amazon Translate adds support for the EU (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) Regions. For a complete list of the AWS Regions supported by Amazon Translate, see the AWS Region Table or AWS Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

February 28, 2019

New feature

Amazon Translate adds PCI compliance. For more information, see Compliance.

December 12, 2018

New feature

Amazon Translate adds four new APIs and the custom terminology feature to give you more control over your translation. By using a custom terminology with your translation requests, you can make sure that your brand names, character names, model names, and other unique content is translated exactly the way you want it, every time, regardless of the standard translation or context. For more information, see Custom Terminology.

November 27, 2018

New languages

Amazon Translate now translates documents in the following languages: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Polish, and Swedish. Amazon Translate continues to improve direct translation by significantly reducing the number of unsupported language pairs. For the language combinations that Amazon Translate can translate directly, see Supported Languages.

November 20, 2018

New feature

Amazon Translate adds direct translation between supported languages other than English. For the language combinations that Amazon Translate can translate directly, see Supported Languages.

October 29, 2018

New feature

Amazon Translate adds HIPAA compliance. For more information, see Compliance.

October 25, 2018

New feature

Amazon Translate adds multiple new languages for translation: Chinese (Tradition), Czech, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Turkish. For a list of languages that Amazon Translate supports, see Supported Languages.

July 17, 2018

New feature

Amazon Translate adds support for automatic source language detection. For more information, see How Amazon Translate Works.

April 4, 2018

New guide

This is the first release of the Amazon Translate Developer Guide.

November 29, 2017