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2 years 8 months ago #130424 by ckolar
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Hello. I am a long-term LS user, but this is a new use for me. I have a survey that is going out in English, and I am having the text translated into Spanish and Mandarin. There is a lot of stuff on internationalization, but I have not run across my use case.

1. Is it possible in the general settings to add those two languages to the server. I am assuming that all of the internals/navigation would then be switched. Does the language switch function allow the user to choose. I am guessing that I can also reference the language in the url if I know that I am emailing specific groups.

2. Or am I totally wrong and I need three separate surveys -- the questions and order is the same, so I will just be going through and replacing the English text with the translated text. I am assuming that at the end of the day I will get data output that I will be able to combine.

If anyone can point me to a good step-by-step for administering bilingual surveys I would appreciate it much. Thanks,

chris

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2 years 8 months ago #130427 by tpartner
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You can add languages in the Survey properties --> General settings --> General tab. The survey flow and structure is exactly the same in all languages. The language switch does allow choosing a different language and, yes, you can define a starting language in the URL - after adding languages, you will see several survey URLs in the main admin interface.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #171928 by jessicapidoux
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Hi , I have the same issue as chris. I wonder if there is an easier way to translate my questions through the GUI instead of doing it by changing the files.
I don't really understand the user guides maybe because I lack computing skills.

I added french and german on my survey and can see the new url's but where can I add the translation?

When i click the url's it takes me to the preview survey mode.

Thanks,
J
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2 months 2 weeks ago #171931 by Joffm
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Hi, Jessica,
you see - when you edit the question, or subquestions one sheet for each language.
Here you enter the translations.





Here in this last picture you see that in "French" you cannot change the code, only the text.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #171932 by jessicapidoux
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Thank you Joffm. Forgive my ignorance...

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2 months 2 weeks ago #171933 by Joffm
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Or you can use the "Quick translation"

In menu "Settings / Presentation"


Selecting this you get a lot of sheets where you are able to translate all texts.



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2 months 2 weeks ago #171937 by DenisChenu
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For quickest translation, i use a lot "export as TSV"/"import as TSV" after editing.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #171940 by jelo
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jessicapidoux wrote: Hi , I have the same issue as chris. I wonder if there is an easier way to translate my questions through the GUI instead of doing it by changing the files.

What is your issue? Your screenshot is not showing a question screen.
Just go to a question and you'll find boxes to enter text in different languages.

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