(Last Updated: July 20, 2020)

In the previous post, you’ve known that ActivePresenter allows localizing projects which adapt projects for the use in a specific region with a different language and culture. In addition to localizing the project content, the player language (in HTML5) can also be translated, tailoring to the viewers’ mother tongue. With many supported languages, you can have the objects of the Player (e.g. elements, tooltips of the command button on the Toolbar) or the messages automatically translated to other languages. In case the language you want to use is not supported by ActivePresenter yet, no worries because you can modify the text, making any output language possible. So, let’s learn how to customize HTML5 player language in ActivePresenter 8 through this tutorial.

To do that, you will perform two main stages:

Change Project Language

Basically, project language is the language of the project that you are opening. To change it, click the ActivePresenter button > Project > Properties.

Click the ActivePresenter button > Project > Properties

The Project Properties dialog will appear. As can be seen, the default language is English (United States). Take a look at the Project Language section, you can simply select one from the Project Language list. For example, I select French.

Select one language from the project language list

On the other hand, if the language you want to use is not supported, you can directly modify the text. Now, keep reading to know how.

Customize HTML5 Player Language

To edit the player language, access the Export tab and click Player Settings.

In the Player Settings window that pops up, click Player Language. The editor shows four main properties:

In the Player Settings window that pops up, click Player Language. The editor shows four main properties
  1. Project language: Display the language of the open project. As mentioned in the previous part, your project language now is French.
  2. Name: Display the text in the current user interface language of ActivePresenter so you can know their original meanings. However, you cannot modify text in this column.
  3. Value: Display the language which is set in the Project Language section (if it is supported). You can modify the text in this column by double-clicking each row and typing in it.
  4. Reset: Restore the original translation of the text. 

After completing, click OK to save the modification.

Edit Table of Content in French

As a result, the player language in English in HTML5 output before has changed into French. This image below demonstrates the result: 

Player language in English and French

So, now you can easily customize player language with ActivePresenter 8. Try it when you export projects to HTML5 to give your viewers the best using experience. Many handy information are available on our YouTube channel, Twitter and Tutorial page. So, don’t miss them!

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