Uploading Existing Translations

You might have some translations completed outside of Crowdin. They can be uploaded into the system to keep the process in one place. There are several ways of uploading the existing translations.

Mass Translations Upload

  1. Go to the Project Settings, Translations tab
  2. Click Upload Translations
  3. Drag and drop files from your machine, or click Select Files. You can upload ZIP archives if you want a bunch of folders and files to be added.
  4. Crowdin automatically matches uploaded translations with appropriate source files and languages. Check it manually to make sure everything is combined correctly.
  5. Optionally, click Show Settings under the list of the uploaded files to view the advanced import settings
  6. Click Import to apply the translations to the source files

Translations upload via Public Project Page

  1. Select the language on the project page
  2. Click the Three Dots button across the file translations should be uploaded to
  3. Choose Upload Translations

Translations Upload via Editor

  1. Open necessary file in the Editor
  2. Go to the File menu
  3. Choose Upload Translations

XLIFF Translations Upload

For all file formats that do not have a defined structure (such as: HTML, Plain Text, Markdown, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe FrameMaker, Webxml) the translations upload in the same file format is impossible.

However, there is a possibility to do the offline translation for all file formats having downloaded existing content in the XLIFF file. For the file types, translations to which can not be uploaded in the usual way, Upload Translations option will be called Upload XLIFF Translations.

XLIFF file with translations can be uploaded in the following way:

  1. Go to the project page
  2. Select the language
  3. Click the button with a cloud icon
  4. Choose Upload XLIFF Translations

Advanced Import Settings

By default, translations that match the original strings, as well as translations that are identical to the existing ones, are skipped during the upload. Configure the system behavior checking appropriate options in the pop-up that appears.