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Authors & Translators FAQ

Is there some way I can try a template or variable?

Yes! Just head to our demo page, where you're able to try a live demo with most supported languages. You can enter any example you find in this documentation or come up with your own.

Do I really need all those complex tags and markers?

Most likely, no. Our Grammar Engine is built in a way to allow you to use natural language while defining your text. All regular tagging you'll need for most languages is setting a gender for variables (names). Placeholders often require nothing but a leading article or preposition.

As a short example, the following two lines lead to the same results – once using natural language and once using our classic tags:

You hit a <<1>> with your <<2>>.

You hit <<a:1>> with <<o5:2>>.

The difference is even more obvious in languages such as German, where you'll also need specific grammatical cases based on how a placeholder/variable is used. Once again, the following two lines lead to the very same result:

Ihr trefft einen <<1>> mit Eurem <<2>>.

Ihr trefft <<acc,a:1>> mit <<gen,Co5:2>>.

Are there any requirements for natural language constructs?

Just assume your placeholders are all in male singular form. Add articles or prepositions in front and it will be detected, depending on the language module you're using. Please note that it's not possible to use adjectives right in front of placeholders. In such cases, you should use gender switches.

Do I always have to note down the correct article or case to be used?

Not necessarily! Some language modules are capable of implicitly detecting the wanted article or preposition as well as the intended case. Just assume your variable's text is male and add a fitting article with the proper case in front of it. More information can be found in the section about templates.

Do I always have to add tags at the end of text that's inserted into placeholders?

This depends on a case-by-case basis. If the variable text doesn't just represent single objects or names, like full sentences, tagging isn't necessary. You'll only need tags, if you specifically expect this text to receive proper declension or articles and your language requires it.

My question isn't answered. Help?

Should you be a licensee or trial user and have any questions or encounter while implementing, evaluating, or using the Grammar Engine, feel free to drop us a line at and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

If you're an end-user modifying or changing a product utilizing our library, please try to contact the original publisher or developer first.

Last update: April 20, 2020