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Multi-language Translation System

About multi-language translation system

The multi-language translation system is an online translation system in which users can help to translate the User Interface of Foxit products into a new language and localize Foxit products into your own languages.
To visit this system, please click here: http://languages.foxitsoftware.com.

Guides and instructions

1.How can I contribute?
During registration, choose a target language that you are familiar with to help us to translate the UI. The user interface includes menus, dialog boxes, character strings and toolbars. Some parts will be displayed with the corresponding screenshots.

2.Voting system
Registered users are allowed to vote for the translated language packages, but only for the target language that you chose when you registered. In addition,
1) For each translation, you can only cast a ballot.
2) The ballot for each new translation will be counted from 1.
3) The ballot for your translation will be reset to 1 if you make any changes to it.

3.User scores
1. User scores include voting scores and activity scores.
2. A user will get one activity score for each submitted translation.
3. A user will get one activity score for each vote, while the author of the candidate translation will get two voting scores.
4. A user whose translation is deleted will lose 5 voting scores.

4.Searching for a translation
In this translation system, you can search for original packages with source languages, translations with target languages, as well as those incomplete translations that are waiting for you to finish.
To perform a search in the multi-language translation system quickly, we have sorted all the items in different ways. Users can search for anything by products, languages, or keywords, etc.

5.Exporting a translation
To export a translation, you must score above 50 voting points or 100 activity points. Please note that the language packages which are less than 80% finished may be unavailable to download.
Each language package has an extension .xml. To export a translation, you will have two choices: exporting a translation with each item getting the highest votes, and exporting a translation with each item translated by yourself. Based on the former choice, the translation you exported can be downloaded by other users, while the latter choice doesn't.

6.Downloading a translation
To download the latest language packages, please click here: http://languages.foxitsoftware.com/.
Please right-click the download link and then choose the "Save Target As" option. If you choose to click on the download link, your web browser will open the xml file automatically, in which case, go to "File" > "Save As..." in the web browser. Please note that you should put the language file in the same directory where the FoxitReader.exe exists.

7.If you enter as a guest, you are not allowed to search for translations by keywords, translate for UI, cast a vote, or get user scores.