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    Is there any way to change messages in form warnings from English to French

    Asked by laurentideseconomique on July 15, 2013 at 03:43 PM


    I have reviewed the forum to answer my questions and the answer provided theoretically solves the problem, but in practice it doesn't seem to do it.

    When filling out the form in French, required fields still display the following message when not completed:

    "This field is required."

    Any way we can change this to something like "Le champ est obligatoire"?



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    Answered by khrisell on July 15, 2013 at 04:46 PM

    You can do that by following the steps below.

    1. Go to Setup and Embed

    2. Then click preference.

    3. Once the Pop-up window will show, click Advance Settings

    4. Click "Edit form warnings" Accross Form warnings option.

    Another pop-up window will show and those messages are editable once you hover and click them.

    Click save once you have edit the message.

    Feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you

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    Answered by MQQ on August 05, 2013 at 01:50 PM

    This works well, but it means that we will have to do that for each of our forms.... Our language is French, so I wish it would be automatically French everywhere.... Some of those error messages were already translated, while other were not...

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on August 05, 2013 at 03:34 PM

    It means that we do not have some translations. If you would like to help with the translation, you can use a Help Us Translate JotForm! link.

    Thank you for using our service.

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    Answered by MQQ on August 05, 2013 at 04:02 PM

    Oh! Sure!  :)

    Thank you!

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    Answered by MQQ on August 07, 2013 at 09:49 AM

    Hello again,

    I've now been working with JotForm for a few days and created several forms. I can tell you that the fact that I have to go tranlslate each error message for each form is really frustrating... I can understand the need to have different error messages for different forms, but there should be a general error message editing possible. I cannot imagine translating 20 times the same messages for each form! This makes no sense to me. Please can you do something about this?

    Besides this, I am willing to help translate JotForm (I have spent some hours already helping with this!), but since I already have much work to do at my job (!), I would hope you could have professional translators do the transalations so we don't get strange messages that make no sense and then you could say that JotForm is REALLY available in many languages.

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    Answered by Welvin on August 07, 2013 at 12:17 PM


    You can check and login to our French sub-domain at http://french.jotform.com/. The Warning Messages are already translated there.

    Another way is to choose your Language at the bottom of Jotform website:

    Choose "Francais" from the list. However, the translation isn't that perfect as you can still see some non-translated words. Yes, we are doing our best to perfect the translation. We know how important this to our Non-English Foreign Users. 

    If you have any further questions, please let us know. I would also suggest opening a new thread. 


    Thanks and thanks for your feedback.