A free/open-source machine translation platform

1. 40 stable language pairs

2. Fast translation with reasonably intelligible results (Errors are easily correctable)

3. Tools for anybody with the prerequisite knowledge and skills to build their own language pair and contribute to our project

We provide:


Machine Translation: The use of software to translate text or speech from one language to another

1. A language-independent machine translation engine

2. Tools to manage the linguistic data necessary to build a machine translation system for a given language pair

3. Linguistic data for a growing number of language pairs

What makes us different?


Being free/open-source, it can:

1. Be integrated into a single multilingual content management system 

2. Adapt to new usages easily

3. Receive contributions from any linguist or machine translation expert, anywhere in the world!


Machine translation that is language-independent

1. As a language-pair developer, use our resources to build your own language pairs regardless of your programming language!

3. Allows for ease of contributing to Apertium, more efficient development, and enhances the project's overall growth

2. As an engine/tools programmer, you can take advantage and fully utilise the features of the programming language that you expertise in!

This makes it developer-friendly:


Try out our software at 


Apertium welcomes new developers: if you think you can help us, do not hesitate to contact us: 

Our IRC Channel: #apertium on irc.freenode.net
Apertium-stuff mailing list: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/apertium-stuff


By darkgaia