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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 labels (keys). It can be set by the project owner and administrators, on a project level, for all contributors to see instead of the labels.

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

How to set a Default Reference Lanugage

  1. Add a language to the localization project (it should be one that exists in the software to be localized).
  2. Import from the localization file to the POEditor localization project both the terms (labels), and the translations (in the created language).
  3. Go to Project Settings, click on Edit Project Details, and select for Default Reference Language the language in your project where you imported translations in step 2, and press Save project details.

Default Reference Language (Project Settings) - POEditor Localization Platform

Note: You can always allow contributors to choose any other language in the project as their own Reference Language, different from the Default Reference Language and overriding it, by granting them Read Access to All Languages in Project Settings.