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Language Settings and Translating in Edsby
Language Settings and Translating in Edsby


Edsby is available in over 35 languages. By default, Edsby inherits the language of the web browser it is being accessed on or the language of the device’s operating system. Additionally, Edsby supports Microsoft Translator and Google Translate browser extensions to enable a student or parent to translate any content within Edsby. This enables parents who don’t speak English to use Edsby to gain insights into their child’s progress at school in the language they prefer.


Changing Language Settings


Language settings can be changed both in the web browser view of Edsby as well as the Edsby mobile apps. To override the default language used by Edsby, navigate to Account Settings by clicking either the drop-down menu beside the name of the account holder in the web browser or the More button from the bottom navigation bar in the mobile app.


Web bro​wser:


A yellow arrow points to the account settings label in the dropdown menu. 


Mobi​le:


A yellow rectangle surrounds the account settings label on the mobile device menu. 


In the row next to Preferences, click Change.


A yellow arrow points to the word Change. Selecting change will allow parents to change their account preferences.  


This will provide you with the option to change your preferred language.


You can change your preferred language in Edsby by clicking the drop-down menu and selecting one of the languages listed.


A yellow arrow points to a dropdown arrow that must be selected to show the language options. 


Click Save and exit the Account Settings menu. The language used by Edsby will now be changed. If parts of the screen are still presented in the former language, try logging out and logging back in.


Follow these same steps when changing Language Settings through the mobile app.


When a new language has been selected, Edsby will change the following to the new selected language:

  • Search boxes

  • Main headings

  • Buttons

  • Dates

  • Drop-down menu options


This image shows the various areas on the Edsby homepage that will change when users change language preferences.  


However, any posts, events or groups made by others in Edsby will remain in the language they were created in. To override this and translate these posts, events or groups into a language other than what they were created in, a browser extension is required. Edsby supports both Microsoft Translator and Google Translate browser extensions to enable a student or parent to translate any content within Edsby.


For instructions on how to install the Google Translate browser extension, please see: Translating Edsby.​


 
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