Language Translation | Setup - Zoho Forms

Setting up Language Translation

The Language Translation option in Zoho Forms helps you reach a wide range of respondents for your form by overcoming language barriers globally. Using this option, you can share your form in multiple languages, allowing respondents across the globe to understand the questions in their native language and respond appropriately. You can configure Form Rules to trigger actions based on the form language and acknowledge your respondents for their entries in the desired language.

                        Multilingual forms

By default, your form language will be the one used to build your form. Learn more about changing your form builder language.

Translating a form into supported languages 

To translate your form into a different language,
  1. After building your form, navigate to the Settings tab and click Language Translation from the left menu.
  2. Click Start Translating.
  3. In the Form Language dropdown, you can choose to change the default form language.
  4. In the Translate To dropdown, select the language you wish to translate your form from the list of languagesIf you do not find the language of your choice in the list, you can manually translate the form into any other language using the Custom Language option.   
    Language Translation configuration
  5. Click Translate.
  6. In the Translation Settings pop-up, you can view the translation applied to your form and modify the translated content as required under the following sections:

    1. Form Content
      Under this section, you can change the translated versions of the Form Name, Form Description, Form Tab Title, Save, Review, and Submit buttons.

    2. Field Content
      Under this section, you can modify the translated content for the field labels, field elements, field instructions, choices of choice-based fields, navigation buttons of a multi-page form, Subform field labels, etc.

      Note: If you have customized the field labels, or applied text formatting to the content in the  Description and  Terms and Conditions  fields while building your form, the customization will not be carried over to the translated version. You will have to re-apply the same to the translated content. 
    3. Acknowledgment Content
      Under this section, you can change the translated content of the Thank You pages and Splash Messages configured under Acknowledgement and Redirects settings and Form Rules.   

    4. Custom Messages
      Under this section, you can change the translated versions of the error messages, validation messages, and other general messages that appear in your live form.

Translation Settings

To translate your form into more languages, repeat the above steps.

  1. You can view a list of all the languages that your form is translated into under Translated Language(s).
  2. If you have modified the content of your form after saving the configuration for a language translation, you will have to re-translate the modified content for the changes to reflect in the live translated form.
  3. To customize alerts and error messages, use the custom messages option under Settings and translate the error messages to the desired language.  
If you have configured  Language Translation  for your form, the merged field responses in the merged documents will be in the same language as entered by the respondents. To merge translated form responses for the following fields while creating  merged documents using Zoho Writer templates, enable the Send picklist values in form's translated language option:
-Choice-based fields 
-Dropdown in Matrix Choice field
-Title in Name field
-Country list in Address field 

Note

  • The Language Translation option is available only in our paid plans.

  • You can configure only up to 10 language translations.

  • To change the form language selected in the Translate From dropdown while configuring a language translation, you must first delete all the language translations that are already configured.

Supported Languages by Zoho Forms

The supported languages to which you can translate your form are listed below: 
Supported Languages ( in all DCs )
English
German
Spanish
Russian
Chinese
Italian
Portuguese
French
Japanese
Romanian
Arabic
Polish
Swedish
Hungarian
Czech
Dutch
Hindi
Tamil
Supported Languages ( in IN DC, EU DC and US DC )
Odia
Kannada
Marathi
Bangla
Telugu
Gujarati
Punjabi
Assamese
Malayalam
Supported Languages ( in EU DC and US DC)
Korean
Croatian
Ukrainian
Persian
Urdu
Armenian
Georgian
Hebrew
Serbian
Greek
Finnish
Catalan
Danish

Translating a form manually 

While translating your form, if you do not find the language of your choice from the list of supported languages in the Translate To dropdown, you can manually translate the form into any other language using the Custom Language option.
To do so, 
  1. Navigate to Settings Language Translation from the left menu.
  2. Click Start Translating.
  3. In the Form Language dropdown, you can choose to change the default form language.
  4. In the Translate To dropdown, select the Custom Language option.
  5. Enter the Language Code of the language to which you wish to translate your form. For example, enter lv to translate form into Latvian. Ensure that you enter the code in lower case.                             

    Translate manually

    Check out the language code of the supported languages for manual translation.
  6. Click Translate.
  7. In the Translation Settings pop-up, you can enter the translation manually under the following sections:
    Form Content
    Field Content
    Acknowledgment Content
    Custom Messages

To translate your form into more languages manually, repeat the above steps.
You can view a list of all the languages that your form is translated into under Translated Language(s) .

If you have modified the content on your form after saving the configuration for a language translation, remember to translate the modified content again.

Supported Languages for manual translation

Languages Supported to translate manually and their respective codes are as listed. 
Supported LanguageLanguage Code
Maltesemt
Bulgarianbg
Latvianlv
Vietnamesevi
Slovak
sk
Irish
ga
Estonian
et
Indonesian
in
Belarusian
be
Icelandic
is
Turkish
tr
Malay
ms
Lithuanian
lt
Albanian
sq
Slovenian
sl
Norwegian
no
Thai
th
Macedonian
mk
If you wish to trigger email notifications when a form is submitted in the translated language, check out how you can achieve this.

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