How to translate the text in an image?

There are three types of images involved with translations.

Type 1: New Graphie

New Graphie images are referenced by links starting with “web+graphie://ka-perseus-graphie”, like: web+graphie://

These are graphie images so they contain “ka-perseus-graphie” in URLs. The system automatically extracts the strings from these original images, makes them available for direct translation in and CrowdIn, and automatically reassembles them into new images. So translating these image strings is exactly the same process as translating any other string on Crowdin. You don't need to edit the web+graphie link, it should be the same in the English and the localized string. Watch this video and see how to translation new graphie.


Type 2: Old Graphie

Old Graphie images start with “https://ka-perseus-graphie” and end with “.png”, like:

These are graphie images so they contain “ka-perseus-graphie” in URLs as well. They have a https protocol, are also hosted on graphie host and have exclusively a PNG extension. To translate the strings within these images, follow these steps:

1) Copy the image URL from the English source strings:

2) Go to
3) Paste the URL into the "Load rendered image" dialogue box and click "load":

4) This should generate some code. Translate the words that appear in the image, and click "Regraph"when the translations are completed.
5) Click "Convert to image" and copy the generated URL.

6) Paste the new URL back into Crowdin:


Type 3: Non-Graphie

Non-Graphie images can be distinguished because they do not contain “ka-perseus-graphie” in the URLs. They have URLs of any format (png, jpg, svg, etc)most often will contain “ka-perseus-image” in the URL. like:

Compared with graphie images, they are not ka-perseus-graphie images so they do not contain “ka-perseus-graphie” in the URLs. To translate the strings within these images, you can watch this video or follow these steps:

1) Download our font, Proxima Nova, and install it on your computer
2) Right click and save the image you want to translate to your computer
3) Read our text and image rules outlined below and update the image with your design software
4) In the Translation Dashboard, upload the image in the "Translate & upload an image" window as shown below. Note: You need video mapping permission to be able to upload an image, so if you do not have that level of permission, contact your language's advocate to request it.

5) When your image appears in the new tab, check it for quality issues
6) Copy the URL of the image
7) In the Translation Dashboard, replace the string in the Crowdin window
8) Save your changes

Rules for translating text in images

  • Text uses Proxima Nova font if your language uses Latin characters
  • Text size is always between 14px and 24px
  • Text should not overlap with other elements in the image whenever possible
  • Text should be black (#000000) whenever possible

Rules for updating images

  • Image always has the same margins / borders as the original (many images have no margins)
  • Image is always the same file format as the original – .svg, .png, .jpg
  • Image should be close to the same size as the original
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