Uploading Files for Localization

Once you’ve created a project, you can add content for translation. You need to extract the files from the programming product source code. Crowdin supports a wide range of file formats.

If you are not a person who is responsible for preparing source files, you can invite a developer as a project manager to get help.

You can also use Crowdin sample files to test the translation workflows before starting your project.

Along with the web interface, you can use API, console client (CLI) or other integrations to automate file sync with Crowdin.

Uploading Files

To upload files:

  1. Go to the Project Settings, Files tab
  2. Drag and drop files from your machine, or click Upload Files. You can upload ZIP archives if you want a bunch of folders and files to be added.

Files tab in the project settings

XML, CSV, and XLSX Files

Some file formats, such as XML, CSV, and XLSX, might require additional configuration.

HTML Files with Relative URLs

To display images and styles in the HTML file used outside of the website, where it belongs add the <base> tag to specify the base URL/target for all relative URLs in a document.

<html>
<head>
  <base href="https://www.w3schools.com/images/">
</head>
<body>

<p><img src="stickman.gif" width="24" height="39" alt="Stickman"> - Notice that we have only specified a relative address for the image. Since we have specified a base URL in the head section, the browser will look for the image at "https://www.w3schools.com/images/stickman.gif".</p>

</body>
</html>

Once you add the <base> tag, translators will be able to see images in the HTML files when making translations in the Editor.

HTML file with a base tag dislayed in the Editor

Uploading Translations

Once you add source content to Crowdin, you’ll be able to upload translations.

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