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Setting the read/write status for a language
You can change the read/write status of any language in the questionnaire file. This determines whether or not Translation Utility users can edit the text for that language.
When you specify a language as the default for the file, it is set to read-only, which means that Translation Utility users cannot edit the text for the default language. However, if you want users to be able to edit the default language, you can change this.
For example, if you specify “English US” as the default language in your questionnaire file, it is automatically set to read-only, so Translation Utility users will not be able to edit the English US text. This is usually what you want, because this is the base text that translators work from when writing translations in other languages, so you do not want anyone to change it accidentally. However, you might want to give the English text to an editor to standardize the style or correct typographical errors. In this case, you can remove the read-only setting from the language so that the editor can make the changes using the Translation Utility.
To set the read/write status for a language
1 Click Tools > Manage Languages and Contexts or press Alt+T, M, or choose the Manage Languages and Contexts button 0.
2 In the Languages tab:
For languages that you want to prevent Translation Utility users from editing, select Read-only.
For languages that you want Translation Utility users to be able to edit, clear Read-only.
3 Click OK.
See also
Adding languages and contexts