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Text Management with Lodgit Desk Lingua

The Text Management under Administration > Texts lists all text elements that are used in Lodgit Desk. You can export these elements into a file and then translate them either yourself or have them translated by a professional using the free tool Lodgit Desk Lingua.

This is how you can do it:

1. Export language file

In Lodgit Desk you have the option to export your language sets to give them to a translator for the creation of a new set, for example.

To do that, use the Actions menu in the Text Management and then select Export Texts.

Select the existing language set that you want to use as base for your new one and press Export. Save the file on your computer.

2. Download Lodgit Desk Lingua

Log in to your account on Go to the area Download where you’ll find the newest version of Lodgit Desk as well as the tool Lodgit Desk Lingua. Download the version that you or your translator need.

3. Edit file

Open the .ldlocale file that you have exported with Lodgit Desk Lingua:

In the left list you’ll find all text elements. All bold elements have not yet been translated or edited. If you import the file now, those elements will not be changed.

The field Base contains the exported text. This field cannot be edited; it is used to better understand the kind of information a text element contains.

You will enter your edited texts into the field Translation. If you only want to make minor changes, you can copy and paste the text from the Base field. Please note that the text in Base will be replaced with the text in Translation during the import.

You can enter any comments you may have for other users, e.g. the translator, into the Comments field.

At the top right, you’ll find the path of the text element in the Text Management. That way, you’ll also be able to find the element in Lodgit Desk and you can make ‘just a quick’ change.

Changes to the file will be saved instantly, you do not need to manually save.

4. Import language file

Once you have your translated or edited language file, go to the Text Management and select Import Texts from the Actions menu.

After you have selected the file you want to import you can decide whether you want to add this set as a new language or overwrite an existing set.

If you want to add a new language enter the name for it and select a base language. The template you select will appear in the left column.

If you want to overwrite an existing language select it from the list.

When you’re done, click on Import and your set will be imported into your Lodgit Desk.