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    Form Language Translation: Allow language to be in native form

    Asked by drkirkwilson on August 29, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    I would like to display languages in their native form, e.g., 
    বাঙালি  instead of Bengali

    हिंदी instead of Hindi 
    Svenska instead of Swedish 
    Português instead of Portuguese 
    日本語 instead of Japanese

     How can I modify the language dropdown menu to do this?

    font languages language dropdown
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on August 29, 2016 at 02:54 PM

    Unfortunately, there is no option in the form builder that would allow you to set these native form or fonts in the drop down list for the language options. However, you can get the form's full source code and edit directly on the form code. Here's a guide on how to get your source code: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form 

    Here's a sample test page I made, you can see that the list of languages you mentioned shows differently on my end: https://shots.jotform.com/charlie/change_lang.html. However, once selected, the default font or form will be displayed as the selected.

    Let me forward this to our back-end team as a feature request, as I see this will be a great additional option. However, I cannot guarantee that this will be implemented, this depends on our developers current workload and the feasibility of the feature itself.

    We will update you on this thread as soon as we hear any news. 

    Thank you.

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    Answered by drkirkwilson on August 29, 2016 at 03:45 PM
    Thanks. I understand this is a feature. I am
    guessing if whoever is responsible really wants to implement
    multilingual features, displaying menus in the native language
    regardless of whether it is country names or languages or
    whatever, this will need to be implemented.

    Could you put me on a list to get notice if this
    feature is ever implemented? I have translated the form and the
    Thank You pages for 21 or so languages. I am looking into the "How
    to Let Users Update Their Form Submissions at a Later Date" to see if I can put directions into those
    autoresponder emails in the target language for the user.
    Thanks.
    Kirk


    Kirk
    Wilson, Ed.D., CEO, World Change Network
    266 Washington Ct, Sebastopol CA 95472 USA
    Tel: +1-707-206-6171, Mobile: 1-707- 291-9101 Fax:
    1+707-692-5395

    On 8/29/2016 11:53 AM, JotForm wrote:



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    Answered by Charlie

    Unfortunately, there is no option in the form builder
    that would allow you to set these native form or fonts
    in the drop down list for the language options. However,
    you can get the form's full source code and edit
    directly on the form code. Here's a guide on how to get
    your source code: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form 
    Here's a sample test page I made, you can see that the
    list of languages you mentioned shows differently on my
    end: https://shots.jotform.com/charlie/change_lang.html.
    However, once selected, the default font or form will be
    displayed as the selected.
    Let me forward this to our back-end team as a feature
    request, as I see this will be a great additional
    option. However, I cannot guarantee that this will be
    implemented, this depends on our developers current
    workload and the feasibility of the feature itself.
    We will update you on this thread as soon as we hear
    any news. 
    Thank you.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on August 29, 2016 at 05:42 PM

    My colleague has already submitted this thread to our backend team and it's now waiting to be assigned. As soon as changes are made, our developers should inform you here.