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    Configurable List: how to add other language for column headings

    Asked by awcthailand on June 07, 2016 at 01:41 AM

    I need to enter the translation to Thai for the the column headers in the configurable list widget in my form. I have been able to do all the other labels on the form but cannot find a way to put in the translation for the headers (and the Select Bib dropdown choices).

    Thanks in advance!

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    JotForm Developer

    Answered by kutlu on June 07, 2016 at 02:52 AM

    Hello awcthiland,

    You can edit column headers by using widget edit wizard as shown in the attachment.

    Please edit the "Filed Configuration section". e.g Replace ''Full Name" with your translation.

    Best Regards

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on June 07, 2016 at 02:58 AM

    As suggested by our developer, you can edit the column headers using the widget edit wizard. To add to that however, it is not possible to set a translation for the configurable list widget using the Language setting in the Preferences. If you need further assistance, please let us know.

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    Answered by awcthailand on June 07, 2016 at 03:02 AM

    Thank you both. I need the form to appear in English unless my user selects the Thai language flag. Then those headers need to change to Thai.

    Is this possible somehow?

    PS-I did not realize I had two threads with the same topic going. (https://www.jotform.com/answers/855067-Translate-headers-in-Configurable-list-widget#1)

    I will only answer in this one going forward.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on June 07, 2016 at 04:41 AM

    Unfortunately, if you thought to change the language automatically by choosing the language, that will not work since you're changing the title in configurable list itself.

    I see that in another thread my colleague acknowledged that and he will forward to our developers.

    What you could do is to maybe put two radio buttons, for example, one to be English and second one Thai, something like this:

    And then use conditions to show/hide either your whole form or just configurable list, that will be in the appropriate language.

    Do you think that something like that could work for you?

    We'll wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by awcthailand on June 07, 2016 at 05:57 AM

    Hi Nic_C, Thanks for the suggestion, but I am already using a language flag at the top of the form. And these headers are the only words I am not able to provide the translation for.

    So that additional field doesn't seem necessary.

    I will hope that those Thai people who use the form will be savvy enough to figure out what each header is. We give them a list in the instructions above. It might even show in Thai correctly if that is their system language.

    So for now, I am set.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on June 07, 2016 at 08:11 AM


    Thank you for understanding the current limitation and providing your inputs. We will have to wait for the ticket in https://www.jotform.com/answers/855067 to be implemented. You will be informed on that thread about the progress of the feature.