Meertalige enquête

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LimeSurvey bevat een ingebouwde functie die het snel en eenvoudig vertalen van een enquête mogelijk maakt. Deze functie is ontworpen om het voor iemand gemakkelijk te maken om een ​​enquête uit de standaardtaal te vertalen naar een specifieke doeltaal.

Hier geven wij aan hoe je snel een meertalige enquête kunt maken. De onderwerpen zijn:

Het voorbeeld van een meertalige enquête (niet in het Nederlands) dat we hier gebruiken kun je downloaden. Pak het uit en importeer het lss-bestand in je LimeSurvey.

Een taal toevoegen

De standaardtaal van de enquête is de taal die je hebt geselecteerd als standaardtaal. Standaard is dit de taal die is geconfigureerd in de algemene instellingen van je applicatie.

Om te controleren welke taal de standaardtaal is, ga je naar het paneel algemene enquête-instellingen en zoekt u naar het veld voor de standaardtaal. In ons voorbeeld is dit "Engels". Raadpleeg het veld voor aanvullende talen om nieuwe talen toe te voegen waarin je de enquête wilt vertalen. In ons voorbeeld zijn er drie andere talen geselecteerd: Frans, Duits en Italiaans.

Multilinguar survey - add additional language.png

Once done, do not forget to click on the "Save" button located in the upper right side of the screen.

Now, if you check the top toolbar, you can observe that a small arrow appeared next to "Preview survey". This means that the survey can be previewed in four different languages:

Multilingual survey - preview.png

If you access the overview panel, four extra survey links are displayed. They correspond to the recently added languages:

Multilingual survey - four links.png

Teksten vertalen

To start translating strings, access the editor panel of each of your question. You can observe in the below screenshot that three additional languages are displayed above the question code field:

Multilingual survey - languages bar .png

Click on any of them and start translating the question field.

The same type of "language bar" is located in many other places such as in the text elements and data policy settings panels, answer and subquestion text fields, and so on. However, translating fields using this method can get tricky if your survey is long and you wish not to miss anything. That is why we heavily recommend our users to use the quick translation tool. To access it, click on any survey-related setting (such as "Overview") -> Tools -> Quick-translation

Quick-translation tool - location.png

Snelle vertaling

The quick-translation tool has been specifically designed for those that work with multilingual surveys. Once accessed, the following panel will be loaded:

Multilingual survey - translate survey.png

The first option, translate to, gives you the possibility to select the language you wish to translate into from your base language.

The next options refer to the translation of your survey content. They refer to:

Help.pngPlease note that at the moment of writing this section (LimeSurvey 3.16.0), the following sections are translatable but not displayed in this panel: To translate them, please access each option and follow the steps described in the previous wiki subsection.

Once you are done translating these fields, do not forget to click on the "Save" button located in the upper right part of the panel.

Overzicht meertaligheid

To check your work, use the preview button. The welcome page will look like this:

Multilingual survey - Italian.png

Two language switcher can be observed once the welcome page is loaded. LimeSurvey offers the possibility to your respondents to change the language of instructions even though you shared with them the corresponding link for a specific language. A language switcher will also be located on the top right-side of your survey.

In the case in which you wish to hide the two "language switcher" buttons, edit the theme of your survey. For more details, see the hints & tips wiki subsection.

Help.pngIn the case in which a string is not translated, the respective string will be displayed in the base language of your survey.


  • If you wish to grant users translation permissions to access the quick-translation tool, check the following wiki subsection.
  • The "Auto-translate" feature makes use of the Google translate web service for automatic translation of a survey. You must enter your Google Translate API Key under global settings to access this feature. Google currently charges $20 US per 1 million characters submitted for translation.

Taalkeuze verbergen op welkomstpagina

In the case in which you decide to launch a multilingual survey, you will observe on the welcome page a drop-down menu that permits your respondents to select the language in which they wish to fill in your survey:

Language switcher show languages.png

However, in certain scenarios you wish to hide the respective option. There are many ways in which you can hide the language switcher. The "twig" way is displayed below.

Access Themes from the global Configuration menu:

Language switcher themes.png

Click on the Theme editor button to edit the desired theme:

Language switcher theme editor.png

Help.pngLimeSurvey does not allow you to edit the standard themes! If you wish to add changes to a standard theme, click on the Extend button located on the top bar to create an editable copy of it.

Look on the left side of the screen for the language_changer.twig file.

Location language switcher twig.png

Go to the line that contains the following function:

{% if == true %}

Comment it out (replace "%" with "#") and copy the following line below it:

{% if false == true %}

The line should look like this in the end:

Language switcher code replacement.png

Click on "Copy to local theme and save changes".

Access your survey and select the edited theme from the general settings panel. Now, the welcome page should look like this:

Hide language switcher twig.png

Taalkeuze verbergen in menu

To hide the top language switcher, we will follow pretty much the same steps as described above. We just have to access the right twig file to edit it. Access again the theme you wish to change, and then go to Screen which is located in the upper-right part of the window and select Navigation from the dropdown list. Now, look on the left side of the window for "language_changer_top_menu.twig". Click on it and comment out:

{% if == true %}

Add the following line below it:

{% if false == true %}

No language switcher will be displayed on the right side of the screen:

Language switcher hide top menu.png