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Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help 2 years 9 months ago #71472

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Hi
I want to host a survey in the following three languages
-English (Base Language)
-French
-Finnish

Problem:
I have added French and Finnish as additional languages in my survey settings. Since I don't know french and finnish, I was of the opinion that lime survey would automatically translate the survey content into these languages.
However, when I launch the survey in french and finnish, they still display the text in english (even the labels of option fields).
I tried referring to solutions online and I could not find any.

P.S: For the first few questions the options alone seem to have translated in french but the text in the question won't appear. For the rest of the questions it is all displayed in English including the option labels too.

Kindly help me on how to do this. Thank you in advance.

Regards
Karthik
Last Edit: 2 years 9 months ago by gr8k87. Reason: Additional description of the problem
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Re: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help 2 years 9 months ago #71484

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LimeSurvey does not automatically translate for you. You will need to do it yourself. In the current version there is a "Quick Translate" tool to help you.
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Re: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help 2 years 9 months ago #71576

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When switching languages at a survey, only button labels, standard texts and error messages are translated into the according languages (they are read from a translation file).

Of course you have to translate question and answer texts, welcome/help/end messages and then like yourself and for professional surveys I also recommend to not use some web translation tools but hire a native speaker, otherwise the survey might be a pain for the native speakers.

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Dr. Marcel Minke
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Re: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help 2 years 9 months ago #71589

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thank you guys! those replies were very helpful.
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Re: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help 2 years 9 months ago #71818

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You're welcome :-)

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