Form Languages/Multilingual Forms: Add "Cree" dialect/syllabics in translation

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    Asked on February 09, 2016 at 09:13 PM

    ᐦᐅᐤ  ᒐᐣ  ᐄ  gᐁᐟ  ᐊ  fᐅᕒᒼ  ᐃᐣ  ᐨᕒᐁᐁ?, How can ī get a form in Cree?

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    Answered on February 10, 2016 at 08:21 AM

    I am not sure if I understood your message completely, Robert. Are you asking about having your form in Cree language?

    We do support having multilingual forms, but I'm afraid that we do not have Cree language among them. If that is what you were looking for, we can forward a feature request to our developers for possibly adding the Cree language to the language list.

    Please be noted that would not be able to give you any promises or estimates on how soon such a feature might be implemented. Please let us know if this is what you are looking for, and we will be happy to help.

    I can also think of a possible workaround if your form will be shown only in that custom language, without providing your users with options to change to a different language such as English. If that is fine, you can translate the form into Cree language by selecting any other language in the list, so for example you could set the form to be multilingual for "French", but fill in your translations in Cree language.

    Then you could set that translated language as default form language, and hide the language selection popup so that your users only see the form in Cree language.

    Please let us know if I understood you correctly, and if you would like us to send a feature request for addition of Cree language in our language choices for multilingual forms.

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    Answered on February 10, 2016 at 10:26 AM


    Yes in Cree language, I have the Cree Syllabic fonts and keyboard driver and a cree syllabic translator. That is how I posed the question in Cree and english.

    That is of no use to you I don't think but would help me with a bilingual type form you suggest. That would be a lot of work on my part and I would likely have to get someone who speaks the language to help. Your suggestion below might work but would be confusing unless I was able to change the "French" option to read "Cree". I could do that if I embedded the script I guess.

    "for example you could set the form to be multilingual for "French", but fill in your translations in Cree language."

    Right now this is just an idea that needs a lot of thought and I just wanted your ideas in that process.

    If you guys are willing to include the Cree syllabic that would go a long way to helping this process. But understand I'm not sure how much use it would get, also I may want to have Inuktitut, similar syllabic and 9 dialects.... humm, Later on that one.

    So that's the thought plan so I would appreciate any help.

    ᖬᐣᐠ  ᔪu, Thank you

    ᕒᐅbᐁᕒᐟ, Robert

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    Answered on February 10, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    You can use the Cree syllabics in the form and set your form language to "English". Here's a test form: 

    I just set the form language to use "English" then just change the labels directly of the form fields using Cree syllabics. This is the same workaround mentioned by my colleague, however, this form is not multilingual, instead, it has only "Cree" dialect on it, and we are just using the "English" option as a mask.


    I have forwarded this to our developers as a feature request, if we get any news of this being implemented, we will update you on this thread immediately. Thank you for your understanding.

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    Answered on February 10, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Thank you... I think bilingual or trilingual, (Cree, English, French), might be a better option. 

    I look forward to your update. 


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    Answered on February 10, 2016 at 01:58 PM

    This test form has more than one language but while Cree is not added to the languages list, it will display as English.

    We'll contact you as soon as we have more details.