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What are the differences of Basic and Advance languages?

This article will help you understand the definition of type of language, so you can choose the right language type for your store to start setting up language.


What is target language
What target language type is supported in Transcy

What is target language

- Target language is the language you wish to add to your website besides your store default language so that your customers could view your store easily in their preferred language by selecting a target language on Switcher.

- Default language is the language you set for your store on Shopify. Your visitors will see this language at default if their preferred language (target language) isn't available. Transcy will use this language as the first language to translate into targeted languages.

What target language type is supported in Transcy

In Transcy, we define 2 types of language: Basic and Advanced language.

Basic language which uses google.translate.js (AI) to translate your website automatically when visitor change language by switcher on store-front. It is unable to edit the translation for basic languages and unconfigurable with Shopify market. You just publish this language by turning ON the button to get your store automatically translated without any other actions.

Localization menu >> press Manage button >> Language tab >> turn ON the button on the target Basic language

Please be advised that the checkout page can't be translated by Basic language due to some technical limits of this language type.

Advanced language: which uses source from Shopify so you can control, manage the translation manually in the app of all pages including the checkout page. The maximum limit of language number which you can add to the app is 20 languages (this is also the maximum limit of Shopify).

When you switch to any Advanced target language on switcher, it will create a suffix with the locale at the end of store URL. For example, when you add English as Advanced language and published it on switcher, your website URL will look like this.


For Advanced language type, you can assign and publish language to market in order to configure with Shopify market properly in Localization. After that you can go ahead to Manage translation to manage the translation of Advanced langugage in the app.

Please note that the number of target language (Basic, Advanced) allowed to add to the app also varies on each Transcy plan. When you're using 2 types of language, you can switch from Advanced language to Basic language type and vice versa depending on your current plan limit. Please click here to learn more specific limitation on per plan.

Please note that you cannot switch Market's default language from Advanced language to Basic language type because only Advanced language is configurable with Shopify market.


How to set up Localization

How to set up Shopify Market and make it work with Transcy

How can I set up Switchers on store?

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Updated on: 11/04/2024

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