Translation or Languages Help

Our worldwide brotherhood is truly a wonderful blessing! We believe all our friends, no matter where they live or what language they speak, should be able to quickly and easily schedule the Christian Life and Ministry meeting, Public Talks, JW Secretary and much, much more.

As evidence of this, JW Scheduler is currently available in 71 languages and the NW Publisher App is currently available in 22 languages. This makes JW Scheduler one of the most widely translated programs in the world!

Selecting Languages

JW Scheduler allows you to run the program in one language, and produce schedules in another language. This is especially useful for language Groups or language learners.

For example, you can set your Program Language to English, but your Congregation Language as Chinese.

Another unique feature is that JW Scheduler allows you to set an Auxiliary Class as a ‘Foreign Language Group’. This allows the group to schedule their own Treasures Talk, Digging for Spiritual Gems and Congregation Bible Study.

Congregation Language

To set your Congregation Language, click Congregation > Congregation Information > Congregation Language

This will affect the language of the following:

  • Life and Ministry Meeting
  • Public Talks
  • Schedules
  • Printing
  • NW Publisher app meeting part titles

After changing Congregation Language, you should close and re-open JW Scheduler.

  • Note: Your Congregation Language can be different to the JW Scheduler Program Language. For example, you can set JW Scheduler to be in English, but your congregation is Chinese.

Program Language

To set your Program Language, click Settings > Program Language

This will affect the language of the JW Scheduler program itself, i.e. the User Interface.

  • Note: This can be different to the JW Scheduler Program Language. For example, you can set JW Scheduler to be in English, but your congregation is Chinese.

Common Questions and Problems

Generally, the language of the Life and Ministry meeting data comes from the Congregation Language. Please ensure this is set correctly.

Some display data comes from your Program Language. Please ensure this is also set correctly.

If you later change your Congregation Language or Program Language, this may affect the meeting data language.

Additionally, if multiple users are using a different Program languages, this may also affect the meeting data language.

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