Adding a language to the Translation Table

The Translation Table is used to manage the languages to which you want to translate your project. Adding a language to the table can be as simple as selecting it from a list and then automatically translating your project texts.

  1. Open the Translation Table worksheet by doing one of the following.
    • On the Insert tab of the ribbon, in the Global group, click Translation; or
    • In the Global tab of the Project Explorer, double-click Translation.
    The Translation Table worksheet is opened for editing, with the Source column already populated with all of the translatable text strings in your project.
    Figure 1. Translation Table worksheet

  2. Make sure the Enable Translation option is selected.
  3. In the Target languages area, click Add. The Languages dialog is displayed.
  4. In the Languages dialog, select the language to which you want to translate your project and then click OK. The language is added to the Select list.
  5. Configure Date order and Date separator as desired for the target language. For example, for English-United States (i.e., American English), Date order is typically MDY and Date separator is typically /, resulting in a date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
  6. Click Auto Translate. The Automatic Translation dialog is displayed.
    Figure 2. Automatic Translation dialog

  7. Confirm the source and target language codes. Language codes are defined by ISO 639-1.
  8. If you want to overwrite any previous translations, select Replace existent translations. Please note that this will overwrite both automatic translations and manual edits.
  9. Click OK. The application processes the Source column of the worksheet through Google Translate and then populates the Target column with the results.
  10. Review and manually edit the translation results as needed. Use the Filters to search the worksheet for a text string; as you type a few characters, the list is dynamically filtered to show only the strings that match.
  11. Save and close the worksheet.

Changes made to the Translation Table will not take effect until you either call the SetLanguage function or restart the runtime project.

Tip: The Translation Table is saved as a tab-delimited text file in your project folder, at […]\My Documents\InduSoft Web Studio v7.0 Projects\project_name\Web\Translation.trn. You can open and directly edit this file with Microsoft Excel, if you choose to do so.