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Defining alternative texts for languages or contexts
You can specify languages or contexts to use as alternatives when no text exists in another language or context. This reduces the amount of work required to add translations or enter text for different contexts.
For example, suppose that you have added the languages English (UK) and English (Australia) to your questionnaire. In most cases, the text for a question or response will be identical in both languages. Instead of entering all the question and response text twice, you could select English (UK) as the alternative language for English (Australia). Then you need only enter question and response text for English (Australia) where there is a difference between the two languages. In all the fields where you do not enter any text, the questionnaire displays the English (UK) text when it is opened in UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin.
You can set multiple alternative languages or contexts, and you can also set the default language or context as an alternative for all of the others in the file. For example, if your default language is English (US), you can make this the alternative language for all other languages in the file. Then, if no translations have been added for either Australian English or UK English, the US English text is displayed.
See also
Setting alternatives for a language or context
Setting the default language or context as the universal alternative
Removing all alternative languages or contexts from an .mdd file
Adding languages and contexts