JotForm Website: Translation into French is incomplete

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    Asked on November 28, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    for example a detail to add a subacount:

    half french half english

    modifier le formulaire is modify the form, this I understand

    but the other one is someting like "I can't integrate your forms onto ACAPELLA, can you help me"

    Pleasse correct

    the rest of the software is translated at about 20% and this since years

    don't claim it as multilingual

    what would you think if you were using a russian software translated like this?

    Please status on that.



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    Answered on November 28, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention, the interface of our website was translated by our fellow users from the French speaking areas, such as yourself. If some of the translations we have received so far are incorrect, please let us know the correct translation that should be there, and we will be happy to update our interface accordingly.

    The English text that should appear in those places is "View Submissions" in the first column, and "Edit Form" in the second column:

    We look forward to your response with the correct translation. Thank you!

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    Answered on November 30, 2016 at 05:42 AM

    view submissions is "voir les soumissions"

    but a lot of errors are on the software like

    nasre doesn't wants to mean anything

    use "Ignorer" instead

    It is a very hard to do job to add translation like this

    I propose something to you

    send me an excel or equivalent file with all the terms used and actual french translation

    I will check the amount of work to do

    and I will, depending on the work amount propose to you something like One or 2 years free hosting or something like that.

    about 140 millions of people are french speaking,(see wikipedia) you can't miss that amount of customers due to erratic and unfair translation.

    please pass to this to aytekin  that know me very well due to security on uploaded files problem I submited weeks ago Which resulted in a modification of jotform

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    Answered on November 30, 2016 at 06:21 AM

    Thank you for your kind suggestion.

    The translation for "Ignore > Ignorer" has been updated in our system, and will be available soon.

    In order for such an offer in translating our entire system to be considered, please provide your written language degrees, or documentation showing your past translation work, so that our higher ups can be assured of the quality of the translation service you wish to offer.

    As of now, our website relies on translation entries submitted freely to us by kind fellow users such as yourself, who simply wish to improve the translation they use. As such, we do not have the list of all translation entries available in file formats such as Excel, but we'll be happy to forward this to our higher ups for possible consideration if you can showcase that you offer professional level of such a service.

    Thank you.

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    Answered on December 01, 2016 at 01:40 PM

    I don't have any degree in translation but I'm 55 , an engineer and I can provide much better translation than googletranslate.

    Even google translate would do a better job than the actual translation on your application

    but if you don't have a database with all the sentences of your application, it will be hard to translate correctly and easily

    so please don't ask high level quality when you provide very poor quality.

    My proposal is simple, tell me if you want to go on that way

    my English is not high level but i I am French with a good level of knowledge and computer science, sufficient to do a good job, I write in french with very few mistakes. 


    Thanks for your answer




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    Answered on December 01, 2016 at 04:16 PM

    I have forwarded your thread to our developers for consideration.  If there is any interest in your services, they will let you know as soon as they have a chance.

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    Answered on December 11, 2016 at 06:28 AM

    on the conditional logic menus bad or missing translation

    here highlighted in red,

    there is som japaneese in them, so, please pass me the english words, I will send you the good french translation.


    Please select a field state change it to Choisir une condition

    Value change it to Valeur

    STATE change it to ÉTAT

    Se termine parnnnnnnn change it to se termine par :

    Cest vide   change it to Est vide

    Est rempliss change it to  Est rempli

    Any  change it to   Une de

    All    change it to   Toutes

    Of the "N" rules are Matched    change it to     Ces conditions sont vérifiées

    too long to work like this, give me all the english sentences, I will help you for free


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    Answered on December 11, 2016 at 08:16 AM


    Thank you for the help. I will forward this additional information to the developer assigned. 

    If you wish to see the full English version of JotForm, you can do that by opening a separate tab. When you are editing a form, you'll see at the bottom part the drop down option of languages, set it to "English" so that you can see the full English version of the form builder. 

    I hope that helps. We will update you on this thread as soon as the corrections have been made. 

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    Answered on January 05, 2017 at 08:54 AM


    due to the lack of french good translation,

    I translated The 610 First entries of the french dictionary

    that I found here

     checked and updated the 610 first line of the file

    Tell me if I continue?

    I put it here in unicode, you can code it as you want


    I can continue.

    You just have to html code the file and replace the old one, it will be much better.

    Philippe Revellat

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    Answered on January 05, 2017 at 09:14 AM

    Thank you for your contribution, Philippe, I have sent this to the assigned developer in charge.

    Our developers will contact you here for any followups. Thank you!

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    Answered on January 07, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    how many time does it takes you to change a french dictionary


    since a month I worked on this but I do't see any change

    see my messages odec 11th and january 5th


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    Answered on January 07, 2017 at 03:40 PM

    We have a tool that we can use on our end to fix translations on forms but unfortunately as far as  I know it doesn't allow our support team to correct this on the account page therefore our development team must do it.

    Your issue is marked as important so our devs will do it as soon as they can but, generally we do not promise any sort of time frame since it is depending upon the workload they have ahead of it such as other issues that were reported prior or potentially other important system functionalities though I am sure they will correct it as soon as possible.

    Additionally, I'm sending another note to check up on this on your behalf and as soon as its resolved or we hear something about it we'll let you know.

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    Answered on January 10, 2017 at 01:29 AM

    thanks Kade

    I can really help you on that but the developer team has to tell me quickly if my work is useful for them.

    the tool you provide for translation is not right because too far from the context, it is more efficient to do it from the file that I found o your server because sentences are sorted by applications and context,like this it is more easy

    for translation check, if you can give me acces to a jotform test plateform where I can check and correct my work

    thanks to help people that help you.



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    Answered on January 10, 2017 at 02:46 AM

    Thank you for your time and effort on this. As mentioned by Kade, we cannot guarantee any time frames on this as this is depending on our developer teams current workflow. We also do not have a test platform for our users. We will update you as soon as we hear any news. Apologies. 

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    Answered on February 03, 2017 at 09:12 AM

    since november the 28th, i did a lot of work for you,

    sent main part of translation,

    and even after that,

    -- nothing has changed

    -- You are not able to tell me if my work is usefull..

    What's going on?

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    Answered on February 03, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    I'm afraid there haven't been any updates about this from our development team. Our developers will be informing you here of any developments, or if your offer is accepted.

    I'll also send a reminder to the developer in charge, in case there is any information we can provide you at this time.

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    Answered on March 01, 2017 at 06:33 AM

    One more month passes, I'll begin to write bad things on forums now

    you are not fair with your customers asking you to provide what they paid.

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    Answered on March 01, 2017 at 09:19 AM

    We're sorry for the lack of updates, let me forward this to the developer in charge so they can provide an update. From what we've heard so far, it seems our team is already working with a team of translators on this, which is why they may not have updated you whether we will be needing your assistance as well. Thank you for your patience and understanding, we'll let you know as soon as possible.