It's been a while since I've worked on a multi-language survey. So I'm a bit rusty.
I was hoping to get a few pointers in the right direction.
Let's assume my primary language is English.
I understand you need to write the survey in English first and fully test it before thinking about the next steps of language setup.
Let's assume I need to set the survey up in Italian.
Using the File | Translation | Export Text For Translation menu option, I can export to a number of formats. Which format is most widely used? Is Excel the way to go?
The translation file can be passed on to a translation house / translator where they populate the file with the Italian script.
Assuming the translator has completed their task, we make a copy of our English survey and import the translated file back in to the copied survey via the File | Translation | Import Translated Text menu option.
Then we arrange for someone who knows Italian to conduct the testing of the Italian version survey.
I can setup a landing page which says something like "Which language would you like to complete the survey in?"
1/ English - skip to English survey
2/ Italian - skip to Italian survey
Upon survey closure, I can blend the 2 data files together.
Have I left anything out of this explanation?
Appreciate any relevant notes you would like to make.