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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

To crowdsource the translation of a software product, you can easily set up a public project on the POEditor localization platform, where contributors can join by themselves to translate strings. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Create a software localization project

If you haven't already created a software localization project, go to your account's Dashboard and click on Add a new project.

2. Add languages for translation

Using the Add language button in the Project Page, add whatever languages you want to have your software localized in.

3. Import strings from language file

In the Project Page, click on Import terms in the side menu, to bring the strings to be translated to the localization project. If your localization file contains labels, you should also import the translations, in order to set a Default Reference Language.

4. Set the localization project as public

Go to the Project Page and click on Project Settings in the side menu. In Advanced Settings, set Public Project to Yes. Three more options regarding the public project will appear - set these as you wish.

Set project as public (Project Settings) - POEditor localization tool

5. Share the project's join page

Share the link generated for the software localization project (which you can always find at the bottom of the Project Page) on your website, forum, social media pages, or wherever you see fit. Accessing it, people will be able to join the project's translation team.

Join page for public localization project - POEditor translation management platform