The translation section can be used to create multi-lingual studies (studies which are translated into multiple languages). As a first step, the study has to be transformed into a multi-lingual study in the Study Settings tab. Once a study is transformed to a multi-lingual study, the "Translate" section will be activated. Upon experiment execution, there will be a dropdown selection asking the participant to choose their preferred language. They will be able to select from all languages which were defined / added to the study. All translated text elements will then be shown in the selected language.
# Task and Frame Selection
The "Translate" menu has 2 columns. On the left side is the Task & Frame Selection menu. You will see a list of tasks, and for each task there will be an entry for each frame. You can click on each frame and select a current frame to examine.
On the right side of the Translate menu, you will see a list of all text elements located on the current selected frame. For each text element, you will see its name and a column for the text string in each of the added languages. You can edit each cell entry / text element manually by clicking into the text. When you have clicked within one text element, the text editor (same as within the task editor) will appear. Hence you can also style and change all text elements within the Translate view.
To add a new language to your study, click on the "New language" button. A small dialog box will open up with two choices:
- Select which language you want to add (dropdown selection next to "New Language")
- Choose how the translation should work. Here you have the following 3 options:
- Create empty fields: For each text element, an empty field will be created for the new language. This is best if you want to do all the translations manually.
- Copy text from translate language: There will be a new field for each text element for the new language. The text element for the new language will be filled with the text string from the main language.
- Translate using Google Translate: There will be a new field for each text element for the new language. The text elements for the new language will be translated from the main language using Google Translate. Currently this is only available for short text elements.
If you delete all of the text within a text element, you will see two buttons appear: "Copy Fom English" and "Translate From English". When you click on the respective buttons, you can copy / translate the single text entry. This typically works nicely for Google Translate.
You can also delete all translations and return to single language study design by clicking on "Delete Translations" icon. However, please be aware that by doing so, all text entries besides the main language will be deleted.