Downloading Translations

Download translations for use from Transifex once translations are done.

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๐Ÿ“ Note: This article only applies to file-based projects.

Once translations are done, you can download them for use. You'll have a separate file for each source file you uploaded previously for every target language you translate to. So, if you were to upload file.po and translate it to French and Spanish, you'd have file_fr.po and file_es.po as the files for use.

There are several ways you can download translations for use.


Downloading translations for a specific language

To download the translations for a specific language:

  1. From the project navigation in the Dashboard, click on the project that has the translations you want to download.

  2. Click the "Resources" link.

  3. Click on the resource you want to download translations for.

  4. Select the language you'd like to download translations from the list of languages.

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  5. In the pop-up, click "Download for use", which includes only translated strings in the file. Or click "Download only reviewed translations", which includes only reviewed strings in the file. If the proofread step has been enabled, the option "Download only proofread translations" will be available instead.

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    Please note that the options "Download file to translate", where untranslated source strings show a blank translation field, where translations need to be added, and "Download for translation as XLIFF" are for translators who wish to translate the files outside of Transifex.

    To get a more detailed description of how each option behaves for a particular file format, visit the links below depending on your file format.


Downloading a ZIP file with all translation files

๐Ÿ“ Note: Downloading translations as a ZIP file is offered to Growth and Enterprise plans.

Downloading a ZIP file containing all translation files for a single resource.

As an alternative to downloading files one by one, you can download a ZIP file containing the source file and all the translation files from a single resource:

  1. Downloading a ZIP file with all translation files

  2. Click the "Resources" link.

  3. Click on the resource you want to download translations for.

  4. Click on three vertical dots at the upper right corner and then the "Download all translations (ZIP)" link.

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  5. Use the checkboxes to specify whether you want only 100% translated, 100% translated and reviewed, or 100% reviewed and proofread files in the ZIP. If you leave the boxes unchecked, your ZIP file will contain one file for each of your target languages, regardless of whether the translations for that language are complete.

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  6. When the file is ready, you'll receive an email with the download link.

Download a ZIP file containing all translation files for the selected resources.

In addition to the above, you can download a ZIP file containing all the translation files for multiple resources. Here's how:

  1. Click on "Resources".

  2. On the displayed resources list, select the ones you want to download translation files for.

  3. Click "Download all translations (ZIP)" from the top of the list.

  4. Depending on your needs, download only 100% translated, reviewed, or proofread languages, or press "Request ZIP" without checking any options to get all languages.

  5. Once ready, you'll receive an email with the download link for the file.

Download a ZIP file containing all translation files for every resource in your project.

If you want to download the translation files of all of your resources, then:

  1. Click on "Resources".

  2. Click the three dots on the top right corner of the page.

  3. Select "Download all translations (ZIP)".


Using the Transifex API or command-line client to download translated files

To further automate your localization process, you can integrate Transifex's API or command-line client with your build process. This way, you can automatically push updated content to Transifex and pull translated files when they are complete.


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