Language Short Codes

This article describes the language short codes and how they are utilized within a survey.


Language short codes are used to quickly and easily represent a language and location a survey is available in. They are used within translations files when exporting content from a survey and are especially important when importing content into a survey.

Creating Language Short Codes for a Survey

Language short codes are created automatically when you add a new language/country to a survey through the Localization menu in the Build & Edit Tool. 

If you have not added a language/locale before, see the article below:

Determining Language Short Codes within your Survey

You can easily find the Language Short Codes for your survey through the Localization menu:

  1. Go into the 'Build & Edit' Tool for Survey Authoring/Programming
  2. Access the 'Localization' card to work with you translations
    1. See article: Translations: Accessing Translations/Localizations

To determine the Language Short Code for a language and country:

  1. Find the language and country combination row you are looking for. 
  2. In the LANGUAGE column of the row take the shorthand version of the language (located directly under the full version); in this example the language is 'English' and the short version is 'en'. 
  3. In the COUNTRY column of the row take the shorthand version of the country (located directly under the full version); as exemplified below, the language is 'United States' and the short version is 'US'. 
  4. Lastly combine the short version of the language from step 2 with the short version of the country from step 3 with a hyphen in the middle, CASE MATTERS! In the above example the Language Short Code is: en-US
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