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    Languages > translations apply only to one form?!

    Asked by lloughman on December 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM


    I have multiple forms running which are near-duplicates of each other but which support translations using your 'Languages' feature. I created the forms by cloning. The issue is that I wanted to offer form users their choice of language, but each form appears to be relying on its own translation. For example, for the form hosted on our German site I have started translating some of the country names. Do I then have to translate these again on each of the other forms? They won't pull suggested or previously entered translations?

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    Answered by lloughman on December 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Just to add a bit more detail (and be clearer) I used the 'Special Options' field called 'Country' to add a country drop-down to my form. When I want to enter translated versions of the form fields to give form users the option to choose language, there are no automatic/suggested translations for the country names. That would seem to me to be pretty standard stuff and easy to find a list elsewhere on the web. Furthermore, once I tried to create a new drop-down with my own list of country names, I was then only able to enter translations for that drop-down on a line-by-line basis. If I do that across 3 copies of my form in 3 different languages, I will be here til next year!

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    Answered by Welvin on December 19, 2013 at 01:19 PM


    I think the best way for this is to manually create your own dropdown field instead of using the special options, copy the list of the country in your preferred language - I think you can find these on the web.


    Our Multi-Language Option doesn't do it automatically so you'll need to manually translate each country. Once you clone the form, the language is the same so if you  need it on another language, you'll need to manually translate the entire list.