FormAssembly strives to make your web forms easier and more effective for all users, not just those who speak English. You can localize your forms for your audience in a few simple steps.

What is Localization?

Localization refers to FormAssembly’s ability to present system messages in a number of different languages. The form itself will always display in whatever language you create it in; localization does not translate the form itself. Localization does, however, enable FormAssembly system messages such as error messages, alerts, and automatically generated text such as “Add another response” to appear in the language of your choice.

Example of localized error messages.

Example of localized error messages.


Localizing Your Form

To enable localization for your form, go to the My Forms page and select the form from the list. Then, open the “Display Options” tab. Select the language in which you would like the system messages to appear. Don’t forget to click the “Apply” button to save your changes.

Choose the language in which system messages should appear.

Choose the language in which system messages should appear.

Contributing Translations

At FormAssembly, we’ve enlisted the help of our users in creating ever-expanding language options. Almost all the translations currently available have been contributed by users. Nine languages have been fully translated, another 15 are 80% complete or more, and about 30 at various lower stages of completion. If your customers’ language has not been completely translated, you may contribute by logging in to your account and going to http://app.formassembly.com/translate. Select the language to which you’d like to contribute, then look for the yellow alert sign next to untranslated messages. Once you’ve made the translation, click “Save.” We’ll review the translations and update the settings within a few days.

System messages are translated by users

System messages are translated by users

We look forward to your contribution to the translations and to helping you get the most out of your web forms. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below, give us a shout on Twitter, or leave a suggestion at our UserVoice Forum.

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