Add profanity filtering with the Translator

Normally the Translator service retains profanity that is present in the source in the translation. The degree of profanity and the context that makes words profane differ between cultures. As a result, the degree of profanity in the target language may be amplified or reduced.

If you want to avoid seeing profanity in the translation, even if profanity is present in the source text, use the profanity filtering option available in the Translate() method. This option allows you to choose whether you want the profanity deleted, marked with appropriate tags, or no action taken.

The Translate() method takes the "options" parameter, which contains the new element "ProfanityAction." The accepted values of ProfanityAction are "NoAction," "Marked," and "Deleted." For the value of "Marked," an additional, optional element "ProfanityMarker" can take the values "Asterisk" (default) and "Tag."

Accepted values and examples of ProfanityMarker and ProfanityAction

ProfanityAction value ProfanityMarker value Action Example: Source - Spanish Example: Target - English
NoAction Default. Same as not setting the option. Profanity passes from source to target. Que coche de <insert-profane-word> What a <insert-profane-word> car
Marked Asterisk Profane words are replaced by asterisks (default). Que coche de <insert-profane-word> What a *** car
Marked Tag Profane words are surrounded by XML tags <profanity>...</profanity>. Que coche de <insert-profane-word> What a <profanity> <insert-profane-word> </profanity> car
Deleted Profane words are removed from the output without replacement. Que coche de <insert-profane-word> What a car

In the above examples, <insert-profane-word> is a placeholder for profane words.

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