Language translation problems

Hello everyone,

I am having a problem translating a survey into three different languages
on the same form so that people in the field will have the choice to full
out the form in these different languages as they come up. I have used
’bulk translate’ to successfully translate my questions into the two other
languages but when I try to deploy the app I can only do the survey in
English. Not also in Xhosa and Afrikaans like I want to.

Now after doing the bulk translate and whenever I am in the ‘applications’
section in a different language setting and look at the form it now has an
’en’ in a black box with text that says “Using ‘en’ Value. There is no
translation available for the currently selected language. Using text from
the [en] language by default. Edit the value and save to override
defaults.”

What values must I edit and over-rite to get around this problem? How will
the multiple language system work in the field? Will I be the case that
when I start an app I am presented with the option to do the survey in one
of three values as I want it to?

Thanks,

Douglas.

FYI: the project domain is “ctp”.

··· On Wednesday, 19 June 2013 21:40:55 UTC+2, Douglas Ian Scott wrote: > > Hello everyone, > > I am having a problem translating a survey into three different languages > on the same form so that people in the field will have the choice to full > out the form in these different languages as they come up. I have used > 'bulk translate' to successfully translate my questions into the two other > languages but when I try to deploy the app I can only do the survey in > English. Not also in Xhosa and Afrikaans like I want to. > > Now after doing the bulk translate and whenever I am in the 'applications' > section in a different language setting and look at the form it now has an > 'en' in a black box with text that says "Using 'en' Value. There is no > translation available for the currently selected language. Using text from > the [en] language by default. Edit the value and save to override > defaults." > > What values must I edit and over-rite to get around this problem? How > will the multiple language system work in the field? Will I be the case > that when I start an app I am presented with the option to do the survey in > one of three values as I want it to? > > Thanks, > > Douglas. > >

Hi Douglas,

There are two levels to translation you need to do:

  1. Form Questions - you can use bulk translations to modify these
  2. Application Elements (form names, modules names, labels in your case
    list and details, user interface translations). To change these, first
    change the language drop down in your application and then change each of
    the names you care about.

When building an application, you can change the default language by
rearranging the languages in the languages tab of the application builder.
On both Java and Android phones, its also possible to change the language
of the application once you’ve installed it on the phone as well.

Thanks,
Sheel

··· On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:13 AM, Douglas Ian Scott < douglas.i.scott@gmail.com> wrote:

FYI: the project domain is “ctp”.

On Wednesday, 19 June 2013 21:40:55 UTC+2, Douglas Ian Scott wrote:

Hello everyone,

I am having a problem translating a survey into three different languages
on the same form so that people in the field will have the choice to full
out the form in these different languages as they come up. I have used
’bulk translate’ to successfully translate my questions into the two other
languages but when I try to deploy the app I can only do the survey in
English. Not also in Xhosa and Afrikaans like I want to.

Now after doing the bulk translate and whenever I am in the
’applications’ section in a different language setting and look at the form
it now has an ‘en’ in a black box with text that says “Using ‘en’ Value.
There is no translation available for the currently selected language.
Using text from the [en] language by default. Edit the value and save to
override defaults.”

What values must I edit and over-rite to get around this problem? How
will the multiple language system work in the field? Will I be the case
that when I start an app I am presented with the option to do the survey in
one of three values as I want it to?

Thanks,

Douglas.


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Just to add one more detail:

You said "Now after doing the bulk translate and whenever I am in the
’applications’ section in a different language setting and look at the form
it now has an ‘en’ in a black box with text that says “Using ‘en’ Value.
There is no translation available for the currently selected language.
Using text from the [en] language by default. Edit the value and save to
override defaults.” "

When you are viewing your application in a non-default language and have
not entered a translation for something like a form or module name,
CommCare will use the default language text (often English). This is
indicated by the black box that says en. You just have to type in whatever
translation you want in the text box, save, and the black box will go away.

··· On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 3:21 AM, Sheel Shah wrote:

Hi Douglas,

There are two levels to translation you need to do:

  1. Form Questions - you can use bulk translations to modify these
  2. Application Elements (form names, modules names, labels in your case
    list and details, user interface translations). To change these, first
    change the language drop down in your application and then change each of
    the names you care about.

When building an application, you can change the default language by
rearranging the languages in the languages tab of the application builder.
On both Java and Android phones, its also possible to change the language
of the application once you’ve installed it on the phone as well.

Thanks,
Sheel

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:13 AM, Douglas Ian Scott < douglas.i.scott@gmail.com> wrote:

FYI: the project domain is “ctp”.

On Wednesday, 19 June 2013 21:40:55 UTC+2, Douglas Ian Scott wrote:

Hello everyone,

I am having a problem translating a survey into three different
languages on the same form so that people in the field will have the choice
to full out the form in these different languages as they come up. I have
used ‘bulk translate’ to successfully translate my questions into the two
other languages but when I try to deploy the app I can only do the survey
in English. Not also in Xhosa and Afrikaans like I want to.

Now after doing the bulk translate and whenever I am in the
’applications’ section in a different language setting and look at the form
it now has an ‘en’ in a black box with text that says “Using ‘en’ Value.
There is no translation available for the currently selected language.
Using text from the [en] language by default. Edit the value and save to
override defaults.”

What values must I edit and over-rite to get around this problem? How
will the multiple language system work in the field? Will I be the case
that when I start an app I am presented with the option to do the survey in
one of three values as I want it to?

Thanks,

Douglas.


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