Translating a route
Table of contents
- Why translate a route
- How to translate a route
- Automatic translations
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Sometimes you wish to offer a route you created in LANGUAGE A in LANGUAGE B as well. This page describes how to go about it.
The translation of a route involves:
- The route itself (title, description, ...)
- The POIs linked to the route
It is best to proceed as follows (we assume you have already created a route in LANGUAGE A):
- Go to the desired route and click on the "edit" button .
- Select the option "Add translation"
Note! If the translation option is not there, you are probably not logged in (log in first) or this is not your route.
- In the following pop up you can set the new language:
- You can choose here to MANUALLY fill in and translate everything yourself (title, description)
- or you can choose AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION: set the source language (the language of the original text) and set your target language (the language in which you wish your route to be translated). The title and description are automatically translated.
Tip! You can manually update the translations at any time since they are not always 100% correct.
- Do not forget to confirm at the bottom!
You now have a translated route. If you return to the route page (example) you will see at the top of the Route-information that the same route exists in multiple languages. If someone now searches in language B then the route will be offered in language B.
Note! This translated route has no POIs yet, because the POIs of the original route do not necessarily exist in that language (see next step).
The translated route does not have any POIs yet, because the POIs of the original route do not necessarily exist in that language B.
To add POIS to the route, use the POI-PUSH. Read more about that here.
Note! The POI-PUSH will only add those POIs to your route that have the language of your route.
If specific POIs along your route are not yet available in language B, you need to translate them first. Read here how to translate a POI text from language A to language B .
In some cases, we offer automatic translations of route descriptions. Click here for more information.
Yes as there is only one geometry per route. The geometry itself is language independent.