I really see no way of translating the Webform module. Is anyone else facing this issue?

I know it is possible with locale (for the same node), or creating another node, but I really want to use the first option.

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The Webform front-facing form was given the ability to be modified (and thus translated) in this issue: Make Webform multilingual (i18n) aware through contributed modules. That enhancement is already included in the latest versions of Webform, but that improvement is merely at the API-level; Webform module doesn't provide any translation abilities itself.

The add-on module that provides translation abilities for Webform is called Webform Localization, but it is currently only available as a sandbox project here: http://drupal.org/sandbox/GDrupal/1407100

The author of the module just recently (2 weeks ago) received the green-light to turn the module into a normal fully-promoted project, which will make it more easily accessible on Drupal.org.

The Webform Localization module provides two modes of translation, one that uses separate nodes and syncs certain webform settings between the nodes; and one that uses a single node and makes the strings available to translate through the i18n_strings module. The single-node approach is also what I've been advocating and I've tested that it works with this module. Only the single-node approach keeps all of the results from all languages aggregated together, with separate nodes the results are separate for each language.

  • Thanks Nate and welcome, I watched with interest your videos at lullabot Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 6:42

Does this post at drupal.org help at all?

From what I understand, Webforms are not directly translateable yet, so you'll have to create multiple versions of your form and assign them as belonging to the required language.

  • It actually is, I don't know how: localize.drupal.org/translate/downloads?project=webform Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 10:41
  • Sorry, I thought you meant actually translating a webform, not the module back end! In that case, can you not use drupal.org/project/l10n_update
    – Chapabu
    Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 11:43
  • Then how would you deal with this problem? Duplicating the node form? Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 14:43
  • Let me just clarify...do you want to translate the admin interface of Webform (which is what the link you supplied does), or do you actually want to translate a Webform node that you've created?
    – Chapabu
    Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 14:54

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