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Start a localization process

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To start a localization process, first locate the material and view its management page:



Select "Localization" from the left hand side menu:



and click on the "Start localization process for this material" link:


Fill in all the fields:

Master language = is the original language of the material to localise (select from the drop down menu)
Master description = is the description of the master language selected (free text field, no spaces allowed)
Master version = is the version of the material that should be used as master (select form the drop down menu: default selection is the last version)


Potential variations area allows specifying the additional languages that the material will be localised:

In case at least one default placeholder has been defined in the System settings, it will be already available (with the possibility to delete it using the "Remove" link) in this area. Additional placeholders can be added as well, selecting the [Add] link and filling the fields for the language identifier (drop down menu) and the language description.


Click on "Start localization process" once finished. A window will confirm that the localization process has been successfully started and the following window will display:


This example refers to a localization process started with two placeholders, meaning that two localized variations are included in the process itself in addition to the master material.


For each material involved in the localization process (both master and localized variations), the following information are available:

Title and description of the material
Language and Category the material refers to (the same information provided when starting the localization process)
Current workflow status the material is in (only if available: in the example this information is available only for the master material)
Development project the material belongs to (only if available: in the example this information is available only for the master material)
End date of the development project (only if available: in the example this information is available only for the master material)


Information available in this window can be eventually exported in a csv file.


It is also possible to add placeholders (additional languages to localize the material) on a second stage, after the creation of the localization package.


To add a placeholder, select "Consolidate" from the left hand side menu:


Click on the "Add" link and fill in the language name and description fom the pop-up window:


Click on "Submit" once finished and on "Save" to confirm the operation.


Now the localization package has been created and eventually updated with all the required placeholders.