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    What is the easiest way to create a form in different languages, starting from a form thats is alreay finished in 1 language?

    Asked by benjaming on October 15, 2013 at 06:16 AM



    I made a form that's very helpfull for our organisation. It is available in Dutch for our participants. Now I 'ld like to make that same form availabe both for English and French speeking participants. One way to proceed is just to copy these forms and to creat a new one in French. And another one in English. However, I would prefer to have only one form, in which the participants can choose the language in which they would like to answer the questions.


    How would you suggest me to worj that out?


    Thanks in advance!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ardy0689 on October 15, 2013 at 07:41 AM

    Unfortunately, you can not translate created forms to another language. You have to do them or recreate them manually into English especially form labels and texts.


    Our language feature at the bottom right of the page will only translate the navigation here on JotForm website and from the Form Editor.


    However, users of Google Chrome browser will be offered to translate non-English language when they visit your forms to any language they choose. This is a built in feature on the Chrome Browser.


    If you need further help, feel free to post your inquiries here on the forum. Thanks

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    Answered by benjaming on October 15, 2013 at 08:40 AM

    I thought there was an instrument to build multi-lingual forms? Did I understood that wrong?

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    Answered by jedcadorna on October 15, 2013 at 09:02 AM


    Unfortunately for form content what we can suggest you to do is to clone your form and apply the languages manually as it is not yet available in Jotform form builder. 


    Let us know if you have other questions.


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    Answered by jedcadorna on October 15, 2013 at 09:36 AM

    This is in addition to my previous post that you can apply a workaround for this by using our conditional logic feature. Please see this sample form. Feel free to ask questions and we will be happy to help you.



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    Answered by convenus on February 13, 2014 at 07:04 AM

    Hi - your second suggestion looks really good as I am trying to get a survey in both English and Dutch. Could you please give a little more info on how i can combine two languages as in your  sample form. I have used conditions in previous forms  so a few more steps will get me going in the righjt direction.


    Thanks again


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on February 13, 2014 at 08:27 AM

    Hello Simon,

    You can take advantage of our recently released "Multilingual Forms" option. If you use this option, you will see a language dropdown in your live form and selecting a language will change the language of your form. The following guide should help you:  http://www.jotform.com/blog/91-Create-Multilingual-Forms-for-a-Global-Audience

    Take a look at the following small demo form I created for you:  http://www.jotformpro.com/form/40433511563951

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by convenus on February 13, 2014 at 09:28 AM

    Fantastic - as always. Many thanks this will certainly do the trick!

    Kind regards

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    Answered by ashwin_d on February 13, 2014 at 09:55 AM

    Hello convenus,

    You are welcome.

    I'm very pleased that I was able to help you.

    Thank you!