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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

To translate YAML files with POEditor, you first need to set up your localization project. Here are the steps.

1. Create a localization project

Log in to your POEditor account, click on Add New Project to create a translation project and add a language to it (the software's source language).

2. Import strings from YAML file

In the project page, click on Import Terms in the menu on the right side of the page, to upload the strings from your YAML file.

Import YAML (Project page) - POEditor localization management service

Don't forget to choose to Also import translations to... the language you added at step 1.

Import YAML to localization project - POEditor translation management platform

This language will automatically be set as your project's Default Reference Language after you import the translations. You can change the Default Reference Language in Project Settings.

3. Localize YAML file into target languages

Add the languages you want the app localized in, invite contributors to join the translation and start localizing your app. You can find more info about how to manage contributors here.

When you are done with the localization, you can export your localized languages to your computer by using the Export button in any Language page.

Export localize YAML - POEditor translation management system