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Future translations

Some or all of the flowcharts have been, or are the process of being, translated by COPE members into: Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese. We are currently reformatting the remaining translated versions but if you would like a PDF, or if you are able translate the flowcharts into a language not yet represented, please contact the Administrator here