Pootle has the ability to display alternative source languages while translating. Thus, translators who know another language better than English can take part in the translation project. Also, it provides a way to disambiguate terminology by seeing how other languages have translated the same string.
Users who want to use the functionality need to specify the desired alternative
source languages in their account configuration. Alternatively, Pootle will try
to guess the user’s alternative source language by looking at the browser’s
If the selected project doesn’t have translations in the alternative source language then no alternative will be displayed.
This feature is enabled by default.
In order to show suggestions from another language, the following is needed: