Working With HTML#

Translating strings for the Open edX project is more complicated than simply translating sentences from one language to another. Sometimes, sentences (or “strings”) will contain HTML markup tags. It is very important to understand how to deal with HTML markup.

Often, strings in the platform will contain HTML Tags. Tags are usually single words that are surrounded by angle brackets and may contain a forward slash. Below are some examples of tags you might see:






If there are tags in the strings you are translating, you should not translate the content inside the tags. This includes adding or removing spaces inside the tags. The spacing matters, if you change </a> to </ a> it will break the website.

Examples may help you better understand what to do in these situations so we recommend checking out the HTML Section of the Translators Reference