If you’re one of our many resident polyglots, you’ll be excited to know that we’ve been hard at work developing our Broca’s area to take the foreign language support on your Wufoo forms to the next level. We’ve got 46 fully translated language packs, 100 new translated strings for each language, 1 completely new language and proper support for our right-to-left languages.
46 Translated Languages + Increased Vocabulary!
Up to this point, all of the translations available for Wufoo forms were made possible thanks to the efforts of our own users, who donated time and energy to make our form’s system and error messages accessible in other languages. Unfortunately, most of these translations became incomplete whenever we added new features that required new strings to be translated, which was fairly often.
We are therefore delighted to announce, thanks to the help of our new comrades from SurveyMonkey’s International Team, that we’ve gone ahead and professionally translated all of the language packs we had in various stages of translation (over 45 languages!) and will be able to commit to updating new strings as they become available with new features. Yay!
You can check out our good work over on our updated Wufoo Translation Preview. Languages are now labeled in their native language and if you want to use them on your forms, just change the language preference under the Form Settings tab when editing / creating your forms.
While updating the translations, we also added over 100 new strings to each language pack, which means your forms basically doubled their vocabulary for every language. We’ve still got a bit more work to do, but we think you’ll like your forms appearing a bit more native to your users. As always, if you notice anything awry with any of our translations, please do let us know.
Welcome to the Party Armenian!
That’s right, friends. The ability to use Armenian on Wufoo forms is brand spanking new. Now you can create forms in the native language of our favorite landlocked country. Մեծ!
Right-to-Left Language Support!
Before today, forms in Arabic, Hebrew and Persian could not do the Cupid Shuffle. :( But not anymore! Now, when you set your form’s language preference to any of these right-to-left languages in the builder, you’ll see the layouts change appropriately on these forms to display properly to your users.
We took a lot of care to make sure that we got as many details right on this one as possible. You’ll notice that the form’s logo, the field instructions, the label layout (yes, our RTL support even handles left and right aligned labels), pagination navigation and even payment integration pages all change accordingly when using these languages. These changes are also reflected in the Entry Manager for your convenience.
A lot of people helped on this project (past and present), but I want to throw some shout outs to Simone Kriz from the SurveyMonkey team and Hiroko McCoy from ABLE for helping us coordinate all these new translations. Thanks also go to our own Alex for painstaking going through the bowels of our code to find those 100 new strings for each language.