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    Form Translatation: Ability to import translated words from a file.

    Asked by drkirkwilson on August 24, 2016 at 06:53 PM

    It would be great if whoever created the Countries subfield in the Address field provided all the translations at least in the top 20 languages. I have had to enter country names in French, Spanish and a few other languages and it seems silly that you would require every user to do that.

    If you cannot provide the Countries translated, could you provide a CSV import to simplify the updating of country names in the various translations? Or provide some way that is more efficient than the current approach?

     

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    Answered by jonathan on August 24, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    I assume you were referring to the process as described on our user guide: 

    How-to-translate-your-forms-to-different-languages

    Currently this is the only method available to translate the form to multiple languages.

    I understand what you were suggesting of using a more simplified tool i.e. clicking a dropdown option and it will automate the translation of all. However it is not how it is at this time. 

    But do you know that there is also option in the language tool that will allow the form to auto detect the language the end-user was using?

    You can see it in the Detect Language option.

    If the end-user was using a different language on their browser other than English (which usuallly is the case since user's would always want to use their own language), the language tool of the form will be able to detect this and will auto translate the language of the form as well.

    Hope this help. Let us know if there is more we can assist you with.

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    Answered by drkirkwilson on August 25, 2016 at 05:32 PM

    The above reply did not address my questions at all. 

    Let me try again:

    It would be great if whoever created the Countries subfield in the Address field provided all the translations at least in the top 20 languages. I have had to enter country names in French, Spanish and a few other languages and it seems silly that you would require every user to do that. This seems to be a pretty simple question. Can you forward this to whoever developed the Country subfield?

    If you cannot provide the Countries translated, could you provide a CSV import to simplify the updating of country names in the various translations? Or provide some way that is more efficient than the current approach?  This also seems to be a pretty simple question. Can you forward this to whoever developed the Country subfield? I can imagine a variety of ways you could make life easier for people trying to translate forms. I appreciate the fact that you attempt to address multilingual issues. By the way, the Right-to-Left languages could be implemented a bit better but it is tolerable as it is. Thanks.

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    Answered by Kevin_G on August 25, 2016 at 07:33 PM

    I understand that you would like to simplify the process to translate your form, for example, you're currently referring to the Country field in the Address section.

    As I can see you've translated each country to the different languages: 

    Please also do note that when you use the translate option, it automatically translates some words: 

    I understand that you would like to import translated words from a file such as CSV, as you've already noticed this is not available at the moment, but I will forward this thread to our second level as a feature request. 

    Please do note that feature requests may take some time to be available, this is also based on the number of users requesting the same feature.

    However, if this feature comes available  we will make sure to let you know as soon as possible via this thread.

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    Answered by drkirkwilson on August 25, 2016 at 08:45 PM
    Thanks. I think many users do not realize they
    can make feature requests. The best would be if Jotform simply
    hired someone to complete the translation for the 20 most common
    languages. The way it is now everyone has to do the same thing
    and that does not make much sense.



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    Answered by Kevin_G

    I understand that you would like to simplify the
    process to translate your form, for example, you're
    currently referring to the Country field in the Address
    section.
    As I can see you've translated each country to the
    different languages: 

    Please also do note that when you use the translate
    option, it automatically translates some words: 

    I understand that you would like to import translated
    words from a file such as CSV, as you've already noticed
    this is not available at the moment, but I will forward
    this thread to our second level as a feature request. 
    Please do note that feature requests may take some time
    to be available, this is also based on the number of
    users requesting the same feature.
    However, if this feature comes available  we will make
    sure to let you know as soon as possible via this
    thread.


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