How to use translation mode

  1. 1.
    Enter translation mode by clicking on a translate link from within the zcal logged in experience.
  2. 2.
    You will see a prompt to sign up with Crowdin, a translation tool that's integrated into the zcal website. If you are new to Crowdin click the "Sign up" link to create a free account, otherwise select the appropriate "Target Language" and click the "Log in" button.
  3. 3.
    If you clicked "Sign up" in step 2, you will be taken to a Crowdin account page. Click the "Sign up" and complete the registration page. Then on the following page choose a "Target Language" to translate from the dropdown menu. This should be the same language you see on the zcal site.
  4. 4.
    Once you've logged in, you'll be sent back to the zcal site in translation mode. In this mode, you'll notice a couple things are different: - A black bar appears at the top of the page indicating you're in translation mode. You can exit translation mode at anytime by clicking on the Exit button. - Hovering over any text on the site will show an edit button with a pencil icon. Click this button to suggest a new translation.
  5. 5.
    Clicking the edit button brings up a dialog where you can you suggest a new translation. Here, the original English string is shown at the top. Below that is the current machine-translated string in your current language. If this translation is incorrect, replace it with a new translation and click Save.

How do I add translations to the marketing site?

Log out of zcal and navigate to the home page. You will remain in translation mode and can begin adding translations. Note: when you log back into the site you will exit translation mode.

Who can contribute translations?

Every zcal user who is fluent in English and a 2nd language is welcome to help us with translations. User-contributed translations must be approved by an admin before they're reflected on the site.