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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

Setting a Default Referance Language is useful when working with localization files that contain string IDs/keys. It can be set by the project owner and administrators, on a project level, for all contributors to see above the string IDs.

Default Reference Language set (Language page) - POEditor Localization Software

How to set a Default Reference Language

  1. Add a language to the localization project (the source language of the software to be localized).
  2. Import from the localization file to the localization project both the terms (the string IDs), and the translations (in the language added at step 1).

If this is your first import, the language where you uploaded the translations should be automatically set as DRL.

To change the DRL, go to Project Settings, click on Edit Project Details, select your desired Default Reference Language and click on Save project details.

Default Reference Language (Project Settings) - POEditor Localization Platform

Note: Contributors can choose any other language in the project as Reference Language, just for themselves, if they are granted Read Access to All Languages in Project Settings, by the project owner or by an admin.