Translating is done by volunteers, no one makes money with it. But it is a very nice way to help other people!

Translating the pictos

There are a lot of pictos. So it is best to divide the work between several people. Ask other people to help you!
It is best to do the translation in blocks. I will keep track of the pictos that are already translated.
I prefer to use blocks of 500 pictos. That may look like a lot of pictos but using the included translator it can be done very quickly. It is not uncommon to translate 300 pictos in a hour.
I’ve made a video which shows how the translation of pictos work.

The translation option will be available after installation of a special translator version of Picto-Selector. There is no longer the need to change the shortcut of Picto-Selector.

When I told you which pictos you can translate, please enter the number in the text box between the « and » buttons.
Then use the Translate buttons and “Go to next untranslated” to translate the symbols. Modify the translation to get the best result.
Most important about the translation is that it provides a way to find the symbol in your language! That is more important than a ‘correct’ translation.
In some case it means that a symbols can get a completely different name because it is better known by that name in your language.

Spanish example:

    In your case I have given you 3 blocks of 500 pictos:
    6000 - 6499
    6500 - 6999
    7000 - 7499

    After creating a new translation project for spanish (also in the video)
    Select english as reference language (top combobox)
    You can start by entering 6000 in the edit box (between the << and >> buttons

    Symbol 6000 is the letter c - lowercase

    You can now press the buton with Translate Reference and the translation will be put in the edit box just above that button 
    c - minúsculas

    This might be correct or not, you decide, I do not speak spanish :-)

    If it is not correct you can change it.

    When the translation is correct you can press the next untranslated button to go to picto 6001

    Sometime the Translate Reference responds with a Timeout message, then just try again. Internet is sometime lazy (or crowded)

    Repeat this process until you are at picto 6500, then press the save button and send me the translation project file.

    You can now continue with the next block of pictos and send my the translation again when you have translated 
    until picto 7000 and again when you have translated until picto 7500

    You can always save the translations and continue at another time by loading them again.

If it is too much work or if you do not have enough time let me know. When other translators are ready I will look what is left.

Some pictos might be insulting, however, please do a proper translation. Even if you would never use them yourself.

If you decide to help me with the translation please send a email with the following information:

    Hours a week you can spend:

Translating the application

It is also nice to have the application translated. A video show the work involved. It is created for the african language. But it works the same for all languages.

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You will need a special version of Picto-Selector to get the needed po files. So always first email me.

PoEdit can be downloaded from:


Make sure you also translate the yellow lines in poedit, yellow means fuzzy and is only a proposal for a translation which looked a lot like other translations.

Translating the website

I like to add more languages at the main page. It’s makes Picto-Selector much easier accessable.

Send me a message and I will send you text files to translate

As soon as pages get translated I will add the translated ones to the menus and unhide the language as soon as at least the Home menu items and contact page is ready.

Translations Status (march 2022)

ApplicationScleraMulberryArasaacArasaac B/WPictogendaPictofranceUN OCHAI and Ko#Soyvisual
Number of symbols128693146137551091342010582437181094
Brazilian Portuguese99.91%100.00%100.00%99.99%83.68%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%