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Translating with the translation editor

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  • The translation editor lets you translate text and manage your translation directly from Service Studio. To open the editor go to the Data > right-click the Multilingual Locales folder > click Edit Translations.

    Menu to open translation editor

    Translation editor also opens when you add a new translation language.

    Once you open the translation editor, you can:

    • Translate text by entering the translation in the Translation in (language code) column (1).
    • Switch languages for translation by selecting the language code in the heading of the Translation in (language code) column (2).
    • Set text as translatable/non-translatable by selecting one of the options in the Behavior list (3).
    • Filter and search the text by using the tools in the Filter section of the translation editor (4). With the translation window open, select an element in the screen, and then click the button with the arrow icon to show that element in the editor.
    • Navigate to a text in the module by double-clicking a Text field to see the text in context.
    • See the translation progress, as it shows in the Statistics section (5).

    Translation editor overview

    If a translatable text has no translation, the app shows the text in the default language of the app (en-US).

    Translatable and non-translatable text

    Use the Behavior column in the translation editor to set the as text as translatable or non-translatable:

    Behavior Translation shows in UI Exported
    Translate Yes Yes
    Don't translate No No
    Not defined No No

    Here are notes with more information:

    • When you set the text as Translate, you tell Service Studio that the text is translatable. You need to supply the translation for the text, otherwise the app shows the original text.
    • If you set text as Don't translate, Service Studio treats it as non-translatable. The app shows the original text for the non-translatable text even if you supply the translation. This is useful if you want to protect text like brand name, product name, or strings with special purpose in your app.
    • If the text is Not defined, Service Studio has no information about how the text should appear in the app. For the purposes of optimization, the app shows the original text even if you supply the translation. To show the translation, set the Behavior to Translate. To protect the text, set it to Don't translate.

    For more information about exporting text for translation see Translation management.

    Service Studio automatically sets as translatable the following text:

    • Screen titles
    • Button labels
    • Text in the screens
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