The Translation Management Tool (TMGMT) module provides a tool set for translating content from different sources. The translation can be done by people or translation services of all kinds. It builds on and uses existing language tools and data structures in Drupal and can be used in automated workflow scenarios.

This module does not make i18n or any other language module for Drupal obsolete. It does only facilitate the translation process.

The first beta has been released, large improvements have been made (see the release notes for details) and there's even more work to do. Please test the new version and report any bugs that you can find.

You can try out TMGMT in a Demo built on



All Drupal text elements can be used as source for translation:

  • Nodes
  • Entities
  • I18n Strings (Menu, Terms etc.)

A plugin architecture allows for the introduction of additional text sources (internal and external). Details see Sources Architecture

Translation Services

External translation services can be used for creating a foreign language version of the source text. Or it can be presented to a user for translation. A plugin architecture allows for the integration of additional services.

For the time being you have the choice of these services:

  • Export and import via xliff and HTML
  • Local Translator (Allows users to translate jobs)
Available as separate projects


Translation Management Tool was built for D7. There will be no back port.

To use Translation Management Tool you need to install and activate the following modules (Make sure you're using the latest available version of them):


IRC channel: #drupal-i18n
Introduction video
API Documentation
Presentation at Drupal User Group Zurich on the 24th march 2016

This project was initiated by Miro Dietiker of MD Systems.

Initial development happened during a development sprint organized by Drupal Events in Zurich in January 2012 with more than 20 participants. See for more information.


Initial development of this module was sponsored by MD Systems, Amazee Labs, S.W.I.S. Group, Microsoft, Acquia and Supertext.

Supporting organizations: 
Initiation, Architecture, Major implementation, Maintenance
Initiation, Architecture, Small Improvements

Project Information