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What are the differences of Non-Editable and Editable language?

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: Non-Editable and Editable language.

Non-Editable 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 non-editable 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.

Please go Localization => Language tab => Enable the button to publish target language

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

Editable 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 Editable 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 Editable language and published it on switcher, your website URL will look like this.


For Editable 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 Editable language in the app.

Please note that the number of target language (Editable, Non-editable) allowed to add to the app also varies on each Transcy plan. When you're using 2 types of language, you can switch from Editable language to Non-editable 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 Editable language to Non-editable language type because only Editable 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: 14/06/2024

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