Are there plans to make DNDB multi-lingual?

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    Ladislao Lainez

    So now that D&D has started publication in other languages (I have the Spanish version in my hands right now), can you tell us more about your commitment to add other languages? That's absolutely crucial for me as a consumer, as I plan to buy the books in my language from now on (I had everything released until now in english) and I would prefer all my tools and reference information be in the same language.

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    CrsAmby

    Hi there! 

    We are working with WotC to get the translation files. Once we get those we will integrate them as soon as we are able to do so.  

     

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    Ladislao Lainez

    Will the translated material need a separate purchase? For example, if I have the PHB Rol get now, will I need to purchase it again in my language?

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    CrsAmby

    We do not have any further details that we can share at this time - we will reveal full details as soon as we are able.

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    Javier Carrasco Frias

    There is some news on translations? Seems strange to me that in 3 months WotC can not give to you translation files that them already have from the begining (because books exists in spanish before they published in paper). I only want to know what happened, not bad intentions in my comment.

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    Koshirun Treebone

    This is also crucial for me. I would like to buy some digital content (and I almost did), but because I dont want to buy it a second time in german language, I will wait until this sitaution becomes clear.

    Or are there any news?

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    Egheal

    +1 to this. I'll buy DnD beyond stuff as soon as it will be translated in french (or in english if there is no extra fee to change language).

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    Ladislao Lainez

    Any update on this? I'm just waiting confirmation on this before doing any further purchases in D&D Beyond. If you were to provide the translated material no matter what language you purchase the content on (like the PHB in english I have right now), I would buy a Legendary Bundle right away and use the translated material as it came available, using the english one meanwhile. If the translated material requires a separate purchase, I will wait for it, but I would like to know where we are standing on.

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    Permanently Deleted User

    Hi. My friends and I are starting to play D&D again, and searching for ideas in the web I have discovered your site and found it great! A pair of friends from my group of friends (the ones who use to play as DM) have already bought the 5th edition books already translated into Spanish, so I didn’t feel the need to buy any book myself until I visited your side. See, I kinda am the official “do it digital” guy of my group of friends and family, and I love how you have integrated the information usually found in the books with the interactive character sheet, so I have decided to start buying the online rulebooks and start building my own digital D&D library. The only reason I haven’t done so yet is the language. My plan is someday upgrade my account to a master account so I can share my bought books with the rest of my friends, in order to manage our character sheets through your site, but many of them don’t understand English so well and find difficult to play without having the Spanish translations (you can imagine how important is to know exactly how a spell, hability or feat works before choosing it for your character).

    If I knew that I could buy now  the rulebooks in English and later, when they are available, exchange them with their Spanish translations, I would totally buy them right now! Please make everything in your hands to give us an announcement soon!

     

     

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    Permanently Deleted User

    Hi,

    I'd like to know if there was any updates regarding the translation of the content. I'll gladly buy some books but I'm playing with a french group and it would be really helpful if the books where translated.

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    Ladislao Lainez

    So, it’s been a whole year since I first asked and many more people has joined the discussion and DNDBeyond keeps radio silence. I guess those who speak a main language different from English are second class users or something because they don’t even reply to at least say “We are working on it” or “Ey, this is a difficult task to coordinate with WotC due to licenses or whatnot. It’s not happening”. As I said, I’m not purchasing anything here until I know for certain it will get translated, so I guess you are fine missing my and many others money 🤷🏻‍♂️

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    Dominik Herr

    well i have to agree with Ladislao here.

    Im realy new to dnd and started my first campaign last week as a dm. I had english material to work with but its kinda hard to keep the game flow at a even pase when trying to translate the campaign ( i ran the sunles citadell) so i had to traslate a lot beforehand and make notes.

    im very intrested in buying digital content in dnd beyond and maybe even get the subcription to share my content to my players.

    but i only will do this if we get a confirmation that the app will feature other languages (in my case german, and in my concern this hasent even been anounced yet)

    im realy looking forward to new infos on this topic

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    Andrea Patalani

    Hi, any official answer yet on this topic?

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    Valeriya Zhukova

    Hello!

    Wanted to let you know that Russian DnD community is waiting for the reply on this as well. I personally have 3 campaigns running, where players would love to transfer to the service but need support of our language. DnD is very big in Russia but without Russian support it's impossible to advertise DnD Beyond to the larger community.

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