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The future of handling languages inside LimeSurvey

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2 years 5 months ago #224653 by jelo
Is there a masterplan how to handle languages inside LimeSurvey? Is there no room for improvement?

15245: Separate translation files in frontend and backend
bugs.limesurvey.org/view.php?id=15245

17544: Adding translations to the theme
bugs.limesurvey.org/view.php?id=17544

17163: Allow translation by DB
bugs.limesurvey.org/view.php?id=17163

A lot of different aspects, which all relate to how to handle language inside LimeSurvey.

Aspects like exporting all survey content and system messages for a translator to edit/translate text is another typical feature missing inside LimeSurvey.
The static PO files are fine, but are not common for SaaS tools, where you cannot modify the PO files on your own. And mostly you need to adapt parts of the text on survey basis to adapt language of system-messages to a certain group of respondents. And you want to have that modifications saved into a file (surveyfile with system messages appendix), to move around quickly.   The case for having a survey in English, but in more one country with certain adaptions to each country is not uncommon. Survey of professionals around the globe, where English is common, but certain slang, currency, time/date code are different.

 

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2 years 5 months ago #224657 by jelo
Message Libraries are where e.g. Qualtrics allow to change and add system messages.
www.qualtrics.com/support/survey-platfor...ary/message-library/

Handling of translation in SurveyGizmo:
help.alchemer.com/help/create-a-translated-survey

We see that LimeSurvey is often way ahead in allowing to edit multilanguage surveys.
LimeSurvey allows to insert images / html for each language via a different GUI section. In many surveytools you need to script the different layout via language selector. This advantage is not really promoted by LimeSurvey GmbH. It could be improved a lot when system messages would be exposed in the same way and a export/import function would be added.

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2 years 5 months ago #224706 by DenisChenu
About 17163: Allow translation by DB : it's merged in develop version. NO GUI

But i think i create a gui when LimeStore is ready (or i create my own PluginStore).

Else : i think adding a getMessage event for plugins, then can do something for survey.
 

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2 years 5 months ago #224773 by holch

But i think i create a gui when LimeStore is ready


Is there still development on Limestore? It has been a couple of years now. I wouldn't hold my breath... ;-)

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2 years 5 months ago #224776 by DenisChenu

But i think i create a gui when LimeStore is ready


Is there still development on Limestore? It has been a couple of years now. I wouldn't hold my breath... ;-)
 
I know, have a project to find how to create a autoupdate for plugin with account :)

 

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2 years 5 months ago #224782 by jelo

Is there still development on Limestore? It has been a couple of years now. I wouldn't hold my breath... ;-)
 
If not, the screen estate inside LimeSurvey should be used for other things ,-)

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