The write-in verbiage is controlled by the multi-lingual text in the race editor, just like other candidates. Since LA imports their races/candidates, I imagine the root problem here is that the import routine doesn’t allow for importing write-in candidates for non-English languages. You can edit the rich text after the fact in the race editor, but a proper solution will require changes to import.
Whenever the word write in appears on the ballot measures, it is not translated.
When you select write - in and go to the next screen, one button is translated but the cancel button is not.
As Nel always puts it, Is this the intended behavior?
I am sure LA County would like to have this translated..