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How can I publish an instructable in different languages? Answered

I speak English, Spanish and some French. I'd like to translate my instructables (in English) to Spanish and French, so that more people could read them, but I don't know how to do it. Do I have to make a new instructable written in Spanish or French? I've seen that when you create a new instructable now, they ask you to choose a language. You have the option of choosing Spanish, English, German... but not French. What should I do?

BTW, I created a few years ago an instructable that got many views. One day I realized that I had 5 "drafts" I have not created in my profile account. When I clicked on the link I saw this instructable automatically translated to Spanish , German, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. Why did this happen? What should I do?

Thanks for the help!



Best Answer 4 years ago

You can just re-write the instructable in any language you like, or you can use one of the Instructables "sister sites", that are already in other languages:


The extra projects you mentioned were translated by staff to populate the sister sites - it happens to quite a few popular projects.


3 years ago

I don't know what happened to the Instructables sister websites in other languages. When I try to go there now, they just seem to redirect to the main Instructables homepage.

You could try publishing your article in French on http://www.CommentHow.com. It tries to make it easy to search for and publish articles in any language.