Functionality wise Josetta ( or any other translation component component ) built on the native system has potential. To me that is the way to go as opposed to a propriatary system. The joomla "solution" by itself is a PITA to setup, implement and maintain. Hence tools like this.
What i like:
+ Bing supported translation, bit difficult to set-up but well documented
+ Logging of translation activities
What i dislike:
Josetta is a long way from beeing mature and actually usefull. To name a few
* Translating an article for which the translated category is known does not carry over the suggestion for the translation
* Translating a menuitem for which the parent is known and translated does not carry it over as a suggestion
* See no option to offer similar assistance associated menu entries
* The non ajax based on jgrid suggests you could edit multiple items but one cant. Every edit action is "select", edit.
* There is no ACL editing with articles etc
* No way to see if an article that was once translated needs to be "updated" because the source changed.
A number of these "requests" were submitted by email several months back as part of an initial feedback. After a an intitial promissing quick response "we will discuss it" internally and the promise to get back on it, i've yet to hear from them.
Support in the forum has a deflecting and condescending attitude, lets just make sure it's not "our" problem. Not reading provided already provide information or answering direct questions, just repeating / rephrasing their own.
Now looking back i see that the "top dog" added his 2ct to some of my posts in the forum, content wise a step in the right direction, but still fully missing the point and addressing my issues.
Long story short, i stopped responding in the forum, i considered asking a refund but decided against the negative impact and discussion. I thought long and hard about posting here. I wrote this review several weeks prior to posting.. to give myself some time to rethink.
IMHO Josetta.. NOT recommended.
I started looking around in the JED and found a promising alternative from a Spanish company( won't go as fat as to name names here ). To date they have been reponsive, polite and forthcomming. You'll find it if your interested.