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Michelle_Stunka
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Form Translation Next Steps

I'm in the process of setting up forms to replace many current forms on our site. Each form has to be translated into at least 5 different languages so I'm trying to handle that with Sanford's translation code referenced on this thread: https://nation.marketo.com/message/94034#comment-94034

It's working great but I'm stumped on how to add additional fields to the translation map:

https://www.m-files.com/en/marketo-test-form

<div id="translateMap"><span style="display: none;">

{

"en": {

"LastName": {

"placeholder": "Testing-Name",

"submit": "Go Home"

}

},

"fr": {

"LastName": {

"placeholder": "Testing-Name",

"submit": "Go Bonjour"

}

}

}

</span></div>

Any ideas on how I can get the full form setup in this map?

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SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

Each language is an object, and each field name is a property of that object (and is also an object itself).

So you extend it like so:

{

  "en": {

    "LastName": {

      "placeholder": "Testing-Name",

      "submit": "Go Home"

    },

    "FirstName": {

      "placeholder": "First"

    }

  },

  "fr": {

    "LastName": {

      "placeholder": "Testing-Name",

      "submit": "Go Bonjour"

    },

    "FirstName": {

      "placeholder": "Prénom"

    }

  }

}

The admittedly strange thing about this format, which I wouldn't do again but apparently was lazy about a couple of years ago, is that "submit" should've been a property right on the language. But it's not, so you have to use it as shown.

Please use the Advanced Editor's syntax highlighter in future when posting code:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/blog-images-teknkl-com/syntax_highlighter.gif

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SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

Each language is an object, and each field name is a property of that object (and is also an object itself).

So you extend it like so:

{

  "en": {

    "LastName": {

      "placeholder": "Testing-Name",

      "submit": "Go Home"

    },

    "FirstName": {

      "placeholder": "First"

    }

  },

  "fr": {

    "LastName": {

      "placeholder": "Testing-Name",

      "submit": "Go Bonjour"

    },

    "FirstName": {

      "placeholder": "Prénom"

    }

  }

}

The admittedly strange thing about this format, which I wouldn't do again but apparently was lazy about a couple of years ago, is that "submit" should've been a property right on the language. But it's not, so you have to use it as shown.

Please use the Advanced Editor's syntax highlighter in future when posting code:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/blog-images-teknkl-com/syntax_highlighter.gif

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Michelle_Stunka
Level 2

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

Thanks Sanford! I tried something similar but when I add in what you sent, it stops working altogether: https://www.m-files.com/en/marketo-test-form (code is hidden in the privacy policy text)

That's why I was getting completely stumped why it would work for one field but not multiple.

Michelle_Stunka
Level 2

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

Nevermind! I missed a curly bracket at the very end. Amazing how one character can make all the difference!

Thanks for your help!

Ricardo_Bardaro
Level 1

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

Some of my fields are drop downs and I would like to also translate the  drop down options as well. 

Do you mind posting an example of the json for when you the field is a drop down with the drop down options? 

Thanks for posting this solution, this has all been very helpful so far. 

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

At the point that you're translating option values as well, you need to move to something heavier hitting: the live form descriptor management as a demoed here and tipped off here.

Ricardo_Bardaro
Level 1

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

Thanks for those links. 

I got everything working except for one thing. Have you found a way to translate the Submit Button?

Thanks again for all the help. 

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Form Translation Next Steps

For that you need to patch the core (top-level) parts of the form descriptor. I added demo code to the same CodePen.