With the internationalization of the Higher Ed classroom, offering your Student Hub in multiple languages can give you a competitive edge to reach a wider audience and grow your applications to new heights. 🌋 Accordingly, this article explains how you can turn your applicant-facing Full Fabric portal into a multilingual one! 🌍
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Can Full Fabric be translated into other languages aside from English?
It depends on what you're looking to translate.
The staff interface is always in English. That's because all of our support is likewise provided in English, from articles such as this to our voice, chat, email and video conference channels. It's easier to adequately assist the staff teams working with us through the sharing of one common language all around. 💬
However, your customer-facing platform, that is, what is generally known as the Student Hub (or, previously, the Applications or Admissions Portal) – the side that applicants, students and alumni see when they access Full Fabric –, can be almost entirely translated into a select group of languages, including things like buttons, application forms, marketing and cookie policies, among others. 🎉 Here's an example:
For hard-coded text, each of the available languages comes with a complete set of translations ready to use, requiring little to no involvement on your part. 🙌 You're only responsible for the editable text in schema fields (ergo, in event landing pages, forms and application templates), as well as for the informative content of your Student Hub pages. 😃
The only exception is the Core module – more specifically, the academic calendar and transcripts. As of now, both are only displayed in English.
What languages are available?
Besides the default English, we also support French, German, Dutch, Danish, Spanish and Italian.
Since software localization is a complex and labour-intensive process that entails substantial development effort, no other languages are currently planned or under consideration. Nevertheless, if your school is in need of a language we don't yet cover, feel free to bring it to our attention and we'll gladly think about it.
How to request a translation?
To request a translation out of the existing pack, get in touch with us and we'll make it happen! 😎
Please note that premium subscriptions come with the option of a multilingual portal at no additional cost. 😉
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PUBLISHED: December 4, 2020
LAST UPDATED: September 6, 2022 at 6:16 p.m.