Localizations let you provide a translated version of Populi to your international users.
- You create a new localization in Account > Localizations.
- You embark on the translation work. You can translate Populi's interface elements as well as your own content (Academic Term names, application questions, etc.).
- When the localization is complete enough for your needs, you can then assign it to people on their Profiles.
- The user will then experience Populi with the translation you supplied.
Add a new localization
- Click Add a Localization.
- Give it a name. This should probably be the language into which you're translating Populi.
- Select the Default language. This is the language that will be displayed when a term remains untranslated. Populi includes built-in defaults for English, Spanish, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, and Chinese.
- Click the name of the localization in the main list to go to the translation page.
- Next to the localization's name, choose the elements you wish to translate:
- Interface text refers to Populi's built-in language elements—navigation views, buttons, headings, etc.
- The remaining elements are the names of things that you have supplied—application fields, academic term names, refund policies, and so on.
- You can also use the search to find particular text elements you'd like to translate.
- Now it's time to supply translations for these terms. Just enter the translated text in the text area; when a green check mark appears that means Populi has saved it. Let's be honest: this part will take awhile. Use the filter above the navigation buttons to see All, Translated, or Untranslated text.
- If you're translating Populi for the use of a subset of people concentrate on translating only those elements that they'll see. If you're translating for students, for example, focus on the things they'll see in Courses and My Profile.
- Since translations auto-save as you work, you can navigate away at any time.
Sharing localization access
If someone is helping you localize Populi but you don't want to give them Account Admin access (or even a user account), you can share edit access for each of your localizations.
- Go to the localization's page.
- Click Share Localization Access.
- Click Generate Shareable Link.
- Click Copy Link; you can now paste it and share it with the translator.
The link gives complete edit access to the localization without requiring a Populi login. Remember, anyone with the link will have this access! Should you need to, you can return to the Share Localization dialog to either Regenerate the link or Revoke access to the localization altogether.
Assigning locales to people
As soon as you've translated any part of Populi, you can start assigning the localization to the users in your system.
- Go to the person's profile.
- Under the profile picture, click the locale name—the default is English.
- Select a locale.
- Click Save.
Now that you've assigned a locale, the user will experience Populi with the translation you supplied the next time he logs in.