Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help

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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #71472 by gr8k87
gr8k87 created the topic: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help
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: 5 years 8 months ago by gr8k87. Reason: Additional description of the problem

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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #71484 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help
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.

Cheers,
Tony Partner
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5 years 8 months ago #71576 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help
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.


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
Need Help? We offer professional Limesurvey support
Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com'"

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5 years 8 months ago #71589 by gr8k87
gr8k87 replied the topic: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help
thank you guys! those replies were very helpful.

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5 years 8 months ago #71818 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Problems in hosting multi-lingual survey - please help
You're welcome :-)

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