Improve JW Scheduler Translation

Our worldwide brotherhood truly is a wonderful blessing! To help our friends in as many places as possible benefit from JW Scheduler, we have made JW Scheduler available in over 85 languages!

However it takes time and effort to translate JW scheduler into many different languages. Can you help?

Before Translating - PLEASE READ

When a language is first added to JW Scheduler, we use Google Translate to translate all English text into the target language. This obviously isn’t perfect, and doesn’t work very well with spiritual terms, which is why the translation will need manual fixing.

If Google Translate is not available for a language, the text will remain in English until translated.

If you can help translate or improve a language, please first follow these simple steps:

  1. In JW Scheduler, click Me > Updates > Check for Updates and install the latest Build update.
  2. Close JW Scheduler
  3. Download and install the free software called Notepad++

JW Scheduler Program Translation

  1. In JW Scheduler, click Me > Updates > Check for Updates and install the latest Build update.
  2. Open File Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\JW Scheduler\ProgramData\
  3. Open the folder with your language.
    • Note: The Language Codes are the same as JW.org. E.G. Spanish = S
  4. Right-click the ProgramUI.xml file > click Edit with Notepad++
  5. Only edit text in-between the tags. E.G. Estudo bíblico
    • Note: Do NOT edit or alter the tags in any way, or you will break the program and will need to reinstall JW Scheduler.
  6. Save the file
  7. Test your updates by opening JW Scheduler.
  8. Upload the saved file below, so everyone can benefit from your updates.
    • Important Note: Translation files are updated with each new JW Scheduler release. This means any changes you make will be overwritten unless you Upload them for inclusion in the next update.
JW Scheduler Update or Fix Translation Open Files

Public Talk Outlines

  1. In JW Scheduler, click Me > Updates > Check for Updates and install the latest Build update.
  2. Open File Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\JW Scheduler\ProgramData\
  3. Open the folder with your language.
    • Note: The Language Codes are the same as JW.org. E.G. Spanish = S
  4. Right-click the Outlines.xml file > click Edit with Notepad++
  5. Only edit text in-between the tags. E.G. Does God Count You Personally Important
  6. Optionally, if an outline has a Note from the branch, you may include a <Notes> tag. This will be shown in JW Scheduler when selecting that Outline.
  7. Save the file
  8. Test your updates by opening JW Scheduler.
  9. Upload the saved file below, so everyone can benefit from your updates.
    • Important Note: Translation files are updated with each new JW Scheduler release. This means any changes you make will be overwritten unless you Upload them for inclusion in the next update.
JW Scheduler Update or Fix Translation Open Files

Life and Ministry Meeting Study Lessons

  1. In JW Scheduler, click Me > Updates > Check for Updates and install the latest Build update.
  2. Close JW Scheduler
  3. Download and install the free software called Notepad++
  4. Open File Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\JW Scheduler\ProgramData\
  5. Open the folder with your language.
    • Note: The Language Codes are the same as JW.org. E.G. Spanish = S
  6. Right-click the StudyNumbers.xml file > click Edit with Notepad++
  7. Only edit text in-between the tags. E.G. Estudo bíblico
    • Note: Do NOT edit or alter the tags in any way, or you will break the program and will need to reinstall JW Scheduler.
  8. Save the file
  9. Test your updates by opening JW Scheduler.
  10. Upload the saved file below, so everyone can benefit from your updates.
    • Important Note: Translation files are updated with each new JW Scheduler release. This means any changes you make will be overwritten unless you Upload them for inclusion in the next update.

Literature Items

  1. In JW Scheduler, click Me > Updates > Check for Updates and install the latest Build update.
  2. Close JW Scheduler
  3. Download and install the free software called Notepad++
  4. Open File Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\JW Scheduler\ProgramData\
  5. Open the folder with your language.
    • Note: The Language Codes are the same as JW.org. E.G. Spanish = S
  6. Right-click the Literature.xml file > click Edit with Notepad++
  7. Editing existing Literature Items:
    • Only edit text in-between the <TITLE> tags.
    • Note: Please do NOT edit or alter the tags in any way, or you will break the program and will need to reinstall JW Scheduler.
    • Note: Please do NOT change the Category
  8. Adding new Literature Items
    • Ensure the ID is a unique 6-digit number.
    • Ensure the Category is set EXACTLY as of the following: AnnualItems, Bibles, Books, BrochuresAndBooklets, Tracts
    • Note: Do not change the ID for any existing Literature Items
    • Note: The order is not important.
  9. Save the file
  10. Test your updates by opening JW Scheduler.
  11. Upload the saved file below, so everyone can benefit from your updates.
    • Important Note: Translation files are updated with each new JW Scheduler release. This means any changes you make will be overwritten unless you Upload them for inclusion in the next update.

Tips

  1. In JW Scheduler, click Me > Updates > Check for Updates and install the latest Build update.
  2. Close JW Scheduler
  3. Download and install the free software called Notepad++
  4. Open File Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\JW Scheduler\ProgramData\
  5. Open the folder with your language.
    • Note: The Language Codes are the same as JW.org. E.G. Spanish = S
  6. Right-click the Tips.xml file > click Edit with Notepad++
    • Only edit text in-between the <Heading> and <Text> tags.
    • Note: Please do NOT edit or alter the tags in any way, or you will break the program and will need to reinstall JW Scheduler.
    • Note: Please do NOT change the ID or URL
  7. Save the file
  8. Test your updates by opening JW Scheduler.
  9. Upload the saved file below, so everyone can benefit from your updates.
    • Important Note: Translation files are updated with each new JW Scheduler release. This means any changes you make will be overwritten unless you Upload them for inclusion in the next update.

Default Email Templates

  1. In JW Scheduler, click Me > Updates > Check for Updates and install the latest Build update.
  2. Close JW Scheduler
  3. Open File Explorer
  4. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\JW Scheduler\ProgramData\
  5. Open the folder with your language.
    • Note: The Language Codes are the same as JW.org. E.G. Spanish = S
  6. Open the folder called DefaultEmailTemplates
  7. Open, Edit and Save each text file as needed
    • Important: Do not change any the Email Tags inside the files (data inside the square brackets)
  8. If needed, change the name of the file
    • Important: Do not change the number or underscore at the front of the filename
  9. Test your updates by opening JW Scheduler
  10. When you have finished Testing, ZIP the entire DefaultEmailTemplates folder and Upload the file below, so everyone can benefit from your updates.
    • Important Note: Translation files are updated with each new JW Scheduler release. This means any changes you make will be overwritten unless you Upload them for inclusion in the next update.

Day Names, Month Names, and other Dates

All Day names, Month names and dates inside JW Scheduler are generated by the Windows Locale of your Congregation Language.

To check what Windows Locale a certain language is using:

  1. Download and install the free software called Notepad++
  2. Close JW Scheduler
  3. Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\JW Scheduler\ProgramData\
  4. Right-click the Languages.xml file > click Edit with Notepad++
  5. The <CultureInfoCode> tag shows which Windows Locale is being used.
  6. If you feel we should change the Windows Locate to something else, please visit Windows Locales and find which Windows Locale is better, then Contact Us.

Upload Translation files

Important: Please always click Me > Updates > Check for Updates before you start translating, to ensure you are using the latest translation files.

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