Site in Spanish for Spanish speaking volunteers

 I would like to request the site be available in Spanish for Spanish speaking volunteers.


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Hi Shelley, 


Consider it recorded! 


Thanks :) 

Ali 

I would really like this as well!


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Agreed, this would be a huge asset to us! 


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Has there been an update on this front? We have communities of exclusively Spanish-speaking families and would like to support them in navigating the site independently. Please advise.

While Spanish would be our top choice, if we're asking for language accessibility, Chinese would be a huge benefit to us as well!

Hello Everyone!


Thank you all for your input here. We absolutely understand the value of being able to offer the software in multiple languages. In an effort to be transparent, creating our own translation is quite the investment and would prevent us from being able to do other types of development. It is also challenging to do well and costly to maintain and so would likely be expensive for our clients. We always want to offer the best in class option to our clients and we've found that the google translation widget is the best tool on the internet currently. Here is how that solution works:


Google translate now has a service that allows a site manager to add a snippet of code to their site’s Custom Header Code setting in their site’s Main Settings. Adding this code snippet will add a translation widget to their site that will allow anyone visiting the site to easily translate the site’s content into their desired language. 


Code snippet:


<div id="google_translate_element" style = "z-index: 1001;position: absolute;background: white;padding: 10px 10px 2px 10px;"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
functiongoogleTranslateElementInit() {
new google.translate.TranslateElement({pageLanguage: 'en'}, 'google_translate_element');
}
</script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="//translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit"></script>



We'd love your feedback on that solution, where it is and is not working for you, so we can continue to advocate for this new feature with the Development team. 


Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! 

This code snippet isn't working for me. It just shows a blank white blob in the upper right corner of my site. Can I get some additional help with this?

I had the same issue; fortunately one of our IT guys has a background in website design and coding. He got it working with the code below. 


<div id="google_translate_element" style = "z-index: 1001;position: absolute;padding: 10px 10px 2px 10px;"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">

function googleTranslateElementInit() {

new google.translate.TranslateElement({pageLanguage: 'en'}, 'google_translate_element');

}

</script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="//translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit"></script>



This is what it looks like now

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Hi everyone,


I am helping Yvonne in a ticket currently, but I wanted to follow up here. If you plan on using this translation tool, please copy and paste the code below. The above code was missing a space character, so this should work as expected! If you have any issues, feel free to reach out to support.


<div id="google_translate_element" style = "z-index: 1001;position: absolute;background: white;padding: 10px 10px 2px 10px;"></div>


<script type="text/javascript">

function googleTranslateElementInit() {

new google.translate.TranslateElement({pageLanguage: 'en'}, 'google_translate_element');

}

</script>


<script type="text/javascript" src="//translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit"></script>



Best,

Shonie

CX Specialist

she/her

 

 

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