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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

To edit a YAML file online, you need to have an account at POEditor (it's free and takes just a few seconds to register) and follow these steps.

  1. Add a new project in your Dashboard.

  2. Add a language to the project and then import the strings from your YAML file, clicking on Import in the project page.

    Import terms and translations (Project page) - POEditor localization management platform

    Choose in the import options to 'Also import translations in...' the language you've just added.

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

  3. Add more languages to the project and manage their translation, with the optional help of contributors.

  4. When you're done with the YAML language edit, click on Export in any translation page to download a localized YAML file.

    Export proofread translations (language page) - POEditor translation management platform

Note: Creating a first project launches a Free Trial, which increases the account's limit from 1000 strings to 30 000. When the trial period is over, the free account can still be used up to 1000 strings.





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