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Create Multilingual Forms for a Global Audience

November 06, 2013

We’ve just released a translation tool for your forms to help you reach a global audience much better. It will help your visitors control the form language which in return, bring you higher conversion and satisfaction rates.


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Easy to setup & customize

With a single click, your forms can now be translated to multiple languages. Once the automated translation is done you might might want to review the translation and fix any issues manually. The customization tool allows you to edit the translated languages easily.


Don’t worry about form warnings

All warning/error messages are also translated from English to the preferred language automatically. You can also customize the form warnings any way you want.



How to make your forms multilingual


1. Edit an existing form or create a new one


2. Go to the Setup & Embed tab and click Languages


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3. Select and add desired languages


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4. View fields/warnings that haven’t been translated in the language customization wizard


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5. Edit fields/warnings that haven’t been translated


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6. Save the translation wizard


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7. Save and preview your form (Example form)


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Your form is ready to go beyond cultural boundaries. Set up the translator right now and enjoy receiving a global audience and more accurate data. Give it a try today and share your experience in the comments section below.


21 Comments...


   
CIBERCALI (November 06, 2013 at 09:28 AM)

Excelente Aplicación. Es probable que yo tenga que añadir esta aplicación. Felicitación. ustedes son unos verdaderos genios, cada día sorprenden más. Muchas Gracias.


   
fradem (November 06, 2013 at 11:45 AM)

In which language is the form visible by default?
- the browser language....?

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eueealumnado (November 06, 2013 at 01:31 PM)

I wish I could choose another language that there is not actually available. In our country the two main languages are the Spanish and Basque. I would really like to customize our forms in those two languages. Will it be possible soon? Thanks and congratulations!

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westonanowling (November 06, 2013 at 04:43 PM)

yuh its not working for me even when i edit it, it doesnt translate

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eiermann (November 06, 2013 at 10:05 PM)

GREAT! I was waiting for this feature and it just comes right on time! But I think it would be better if the form picks the correct language depending on the user settings (system language, browser language). Conversions will increase even more.

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davider2004 (November 07, 2013 at 08:56 AM)

OK


   
medwards (November 07, 2013 at 09:17 AM)

How does the email submission come in? If in the language submitted, can we translate back to english?

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ICFforms (November 07, 2013 at 10:37 AM)

Hello,
I have been playing around with this a little and once I corrected all of the warnings, there was still some text on the form that was coming up still in English even though I had submitted a the translated version. Also, in the form I was working on, we have a an HTML text box with a lot of information but none of it had been translated and it was prompted to me in the warning area to correct translation for it.

Thank you!

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markashton (November 07, 2013 at 12:02 PM)

I actually really need this ... and think it is a genius addition. I haven't used it yet ..but the principle is fantastic.
Thanks Regards Mark

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Tony B.S. (November 07, 2013 at 03:34 PM)

This feature is definitely a plus, though I've not applied it to any of my forms as yet but I can't wait!
Love what you guys are doing, great work!

Thanks,

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Solomon66451 (November 12, 2013 at 02:01 AM)

А-У!


   
iplant (November 12, 2013 at 05:48 AM)

I'm trying to get the form working in more than two languages (spanish and french in addition to english) but even if it seems to save the changes then it goes back to only english. I have done the translations twice, anche changed and saved each field, but still doesn't work. HELP! Anyhow great idea!

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aquaclic (November 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM)

Great feature - came in handy the exact moment I was going to copy a form and translate to 2 languages.

How can I embed e.g. the french version of the form in one html text and the german one in another html text, without that the reader has to select?

Thanks for your help

P.S.: it didn't neither translate automatically with me - I don't mind except for the default error messages. Is it because I'm using an "old" form before this multilanguage feature was online?

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leopoldolopes (November 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM)

No Portuguese???! Bahhh...

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ivanokk (November 22, 2013 at 06:29 AM)

Can I display my form in only one language a time without display the language selector?
I explain better: I have a form setting in Jotform with two language (English+Italian). I'd like to display the from only in English (without language selector) inside my English page and I'd like to display the form only in Italian inside my Italian page (without language selector). Is there a parameter to add to the line

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linagarzon5017 (November 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM)

I'm not having a response with my form: http://www.thebilingualnews.com/contact-us.html

The language button doesn't work.

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Sophie Debacker (November 26, 2013 at 12:08 PM)

I don't have a "save" button when i finish editing my labels... I can only go back or close the window ! I'm so sad because I would love to use this!

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Oriol (October 19, 2014 at 03:47 PM)

Me encanta que añadiais el idioma catalán! :D Gracias!

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beamkt (November 27, 2014 at 08:12 AM)

I'm used to edit my form in French and then use the multilingual option (I have to work in English, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish).

But the "thank you" page remains in French even when I have submitted a translated version.
Besides the "thank you" button in the menu is no longer available.

Is it possible to translate the "thank you" page related to a translated form version.

Thank you for a very quick answer. I have to be ready by Dec. 15

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smartassistant (February 16, 2015 at 06:46 AM)

Why is there no possibility anymore to translate the formular in different languages?
This link at the top right is missing somehow at the moment :/

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