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Form Language Translation: The word "Today" in the pop-up calendar field is not properly translating in "Nederlands"Asked by Johan J. Pieterman on April 12, 2016 at 08:30 AM
The calendar box comes always in German ('heute')
Can we get this calendar in Dutch?
There seems to be a bug on the translation of the word "Today" in the calendar.
Let me forward this to our developers to have it checked and fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience.
I do have a workaround in mind, but please allow me sometime to test it further and see if it works. I'll get back to you immediately about this.
I see that thisi question was there before.
The following answer came:
Answered by idarktech on January 08, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Unfortunately it is not possible to translate calendars directly on the form builder. You have to download your form's full source code and manually edit it there. Here's a tutorial http://www.jotform.com/answers/104770-About-calendar-in-form
Hope this helps. Thanks!
Is this answer still uptodate?
Yes, currently you should be able to translate most of the labels and warning messages on your form by following this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/298-How-to-translate-your-forms-to-different-languages. However, it does not cover the "Today" text shown in the pop-up calendar. I tried to look for a workaround, however none work so far. But the one you saw will work. You just need to download the form's full source code and directly update the calendarview.js file there.
But this means you will need to host the files in your own server and embed the form on your own web page. Also, if you make changes on the form using the form builder, it will not reflect in your form hosted in your end, this is because you have downloaded a raw source code. You'll need to download a fresh copy the full source code again, translate the calendar manually and re-upload it to your server.
I have checked the status of the ticket but it is still unresolved. I'll try to find a simpler solution using CSS, but cannot promise this. Apologies.
I manually edited your form texts from our backend and it works now. Could you please check it and let me know?
Thanks for your report. Have a nice day!
Thank you Hasan,
I see, 'Heute' is changed into 'vandaag'.
But ... the problem is: the whole calendar is in German, and I need one in
When it is to change in the source-code, it is no problem,for my son can
fiy it then.
There is yet another problem:
The form cannot be changed anymore, saving does not work (also not after
logging out and logging in).
Please can you help me?
2016-04-13 12:57 GMT+02:00 JotForm :
Could you please try remove and adding that date fields again?
I made some improvements and when I add date fields, they are added in Dutch.
About the other problem, we experienced some issues on our Europe servers but that is fixed. If saving problem continues please open a new ticket.
Thank you very much for your reply.
I tried it out, but now the calendar is wholly German.
The 'vandaag' is changed in 'heute'.
2016-04-13 16:30 GMT+02:00 JotForm :
Thank you for the feedback, I have informed Hasan about this. You might also need to set a form language for the translation to trigger. I checked your form and there's no language set on it.
For now, you try exploring the full source code and see if that would be a viable solution, it seems like you would like to totally change the calendar text instead of the word "Today" only.
Thank you very much.
The coming time we have to make some more changes in the form (I think).
We first take an easy solution: we put the question 'What period?' and we leave the calendars away.
Later we will see or we are going to use the calendars.
If we do, and if we succeed in changing the source-code, then we will let you know!
Anyway, many thanks for the excellent support!
Could you please edit that form while using JotForm in Dutch? You can change your language from "Account -> Settings" or from the footer while in JotForm builder.
I'm sorry for the trouble. We will add ability to change date field texts as soon as possible.
Thank you for your kind words. Have a nice day.
Yes, I did this a few times, but one way or another, the Jotform remaind in German.
I had also many times problems with saving: the changes were not saved.
But now I changed into Dutch again!
And it works!
Thanks a lot!By the way: what can be the reason that the Save function regularly does not work properly?
Thank you for updating us. Our developer, Hasan, will surely update you once the translation is fixed or if there's a new feature that will better allow you to make translations in the pop-up calendar.
For the other concern you have, I have opened a separate thread so that we can better discuss it. Please refer to this link instead: https://www.jotform.com/answers/818443. We will address your concern there shortly.