Localized surveys allow you to send a CX survey in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese and merge all results for analysis. When adding localization to surveys, you'll design the survey in English, designate the languages available for the survey, and upload translations for your custom questions and email message.
Adding Localization to a survey
To add multiple languages, go to the Languages tab and toggle Localization on:
Then, toggle which languages you'd like to include:
Translating the Survey
While CX will automatically translate standard survey text such as the NPS question, you will need to add in your own translations in customized areas. To do this, you'll download a PO file template, add in the translations, and re-upload the translated file.
Under your language, click Download Translation Template
Open the file on your computer. For PC, use WordPad to open the file. Mac users should use TextEdit to edit the file in plain text.
Note: if you're using TextEdit on OSX, you'll first need to disable "Smart Quotes" within System Preferences. Open System Preferences, then click Keyboard, then Text, then uncheck "Use smart quotes and dashes."
When using a plain text program like WordPad (PC) or TextEdit (MAC), simply add your translations in between the quotation marks wherever it says msgstr:
Once you have saved your translated PO file (note: the file must be saved in UTF-8 syntax), click Upload Translations to upload to CX:
When the file is uploaded, click Preview to view the survey:
Any missing translations will be pointed out, with an opportunity to view and correct them:
Note: if you upload a new PO file, it will override any previously uploaded PO file within that survey.
Sending a Localized Survey
A survey with localization can only be launched when all selected languages have completed translations.
When sending a survey through an Email Invitation, upload a different CSV file for each language your survey is offered in. For example, you would upload one CSV of customers who speak English, and one for customers who speak French.
When sending the survey with a Web Link, a different link will be generated for each language.
When sending the survey using our API, you'll need to add localization to the end of the API endpoint:
"?locale=fr" for French
"?locale=es" for Spanish
"?locale=de" for German
"?locale=pt" for Portuguese
This will only work if localization is turned on and .po files have been uploaded for the language selected. For example:
Viewing Surveys in Other Languages
Respondents can toggle between languages in the bottom right corner of the survey:
When viewing the NPS question in other languages the words "friend or colleague" aren't included in the translation to ensure that the meaning of the NPS question is not ambiguous when translated. It's not possible to edit or create translations for this question in the survey.