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How to Add Custom Translations to your Calendar

With a Timely account, you can not only change the language of your public calendar, but also change the default translation of specific words on the Public View of your own event calendar. You can do using the feature Custom Translations.

1. Download the Language File

Before adding a custom translations to your public calendar, you need to download the language file. First, go to Settings in the main left menu, and then click on the Language drop-down menu in the right column.

print screen of the Settings menu item and language options

Second, open the Custom translations settings, and click the Add language drop-down menu. Select one of several already added languages. If your language is not listed, you can click on one of the languages. Three icons will appear: (1) white download icon; (2) green upload icon; and (3) red delete icon.

print screen of the Language settings where it is possible to add a custom translation

After that, click the white icon to download the language file in CSV format. You can open the file with Notepad++ or a similar tool. You can also use Excel to open the file. Keep in mind that Excel sometimes change the format when saving, making it impossible to upload the file.

2. Editing the Language File with your Custom Translations

When you open the language file, you will see a list with all the words available in your public calendar. Search the word you want to customize the translation. When you find it, you will see that there are two words in quotes.

Then, add your custom translation as a third word after the two existing ones. The third custom translated word must also be in quotes. See the example in the image below:

print screen of the language CSV file opened with Notepad

Repeat the same procedure for all the words you want to customize the translation. Next, save the file.

3. Upload your Custom Translations

After saving your changes, upload the new language file to your calendar using the green icon. A small green check icon next to the language title will indicate if you have imported the file correctly.

print screen of the custom translation settings and upload options

To see the changes on your calendar, don't forget to set the default language in the settings.

print screen of the custom translation settings and an option with which it is possible to set the default language

Important: If you were previously using Relabeling, and want to use custom translations instead, please delete all labels to avoid overlapping.

For more user guidance, please go to our Help Center. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, you can open a support ticket from your Timely account’s dashboard

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