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How can I set up Language Settings in Transcy app?

Transcy helps you set up more target languages besides your default store language along with other options to help your customers have a first impressive approach when visiting your store.

All Languages

Default language is the main language you set for your store on Shopify. Your visitors will see this language if their preferred local language isn't available. Transcy will use this language as the first language to translate into other target languages.

Target language is the language you wish to add to your website besides your store default language so that your targeted customers could view your store easily in their local language.

We have 2 source types of target language as below. You could feel free to choose any language source that they want to use for target language translation.

Advance language type: Language that's synchronized with Shopify and published on Shopify, its translation is editable so you can control/edit the translation. The limit of language number of this type depends on Shopify's limitation, which is you can set up to 20 additional target language for translation. Also, please click here to learn more specific limit on per app plan.

In case you reach the max limit of Advance language type, we highly suggest you choose Basic language type to add more target languages instead. Click here to learn more.

Basic language type: our own source type that languages are added-on by Transcy so its translation is uneditable. When adding, it does not create a new locale in Shopify so the language number is not limited by Shopify's limitation like Advance language. Target languages ​​that can be added according to the list of languages ​​that Google supports here.

You can switch between 2 source types of the target language (Advance, Basic). At default, target language always be Unpublished status.

* All action buttons are collected in the tab (...) next to Manage button, you can open tab, there you can switch between language types (Basic/Advance)

Manage Languages

Add target language

Translation menu > Manage language > click on Add target language
Choose Type of target language that you want to add


Clicking on Add target language button in Languages section
Choose Advance language type
Select the desired target language
Select corresponding markets to assign Advance language (required to set up Market)
Click on Add button.

* You will be required to assign each Advance language to corresponding market that you have created in Shopify Market. Otherwise, you won't be able to add those Advance languages to the app and the Add button is dissable.

* The app will base on your market selection when adding target language in order to sync data with Shopify Market so please kindly check carefully this step.
The list of markets in-app are collected from markets in Shopify admin.

* To edit market or domain setting in details, you should go back to your Shopify admin or get Shopify support for further advice


Clicking on Add target language button in Languages section
Choose Basic language type
Select the desired target language
Click on Add button.


* Please be advised that Target languages which are already added in Advance language will be disable and can't be add to Basic language list and vice versa.

Publish/unpublish language

In Language section, simply turn on/off this button on target language (Advance language/Basic language) that you want to take action (publish/unpublish) accordingly.

Please be noted that Unpublish action does not reduce the number limitation of Advance language.

Search and sort Target language

You can:

Find a specific target language easily by entering its language name on Search language bar.

Sort target languages according to Advance/ Basic Type, Published/ Unpublished Status, or Third-party app filter. Click on Clear to back All.

Manage/Pin/Remove the target language

You can click on:

Manage button to manage the translation of target language.
Pin button to pin the target language or click back the Unpin button to unpin
Remove button to delete the target language.

When you click Pin, the latest selected Language will go to the top of the list. The display order of language in Switcher will follow the list in-app as this rule.
Once a target language is translated in the app, if you remove that target language, you won't be able to restore that language translation.
Click here to learn more specific limit on per plan.

Bulk action

You can bulk action to Publish/Unpublish/Remove many target languages or all target languages at once

With bulk Publish, you can publish many target languages at once but you can only publish target languages according to the Language number limit (Advance, Basic) in your current plan. If you reach the limit, you will see this popup and can't bulk publish so please kindly uncheck some and select target languages suitable with your plan limit.

With bulk Remove, you can select many target languages at the same time or select All and bulk remove at once. Please kindly check carefully before doing Remove action.
There will be a popup to confirm before you remove target language.

Enable and Disable Third-party app translation function

"Third-party app translation" helps to translate contents built from 3rd-party apps automatically, please click here to learn more.

You can select option Enable/Disable Third-party app translation function to translate or prevent elements that built by your 3rd-party apps from translating.

Please note that you can only disable Third-party app translation function for Advance languages and this feature is only available from Basic plan and higher. In case you want to disable Third-party app translation function for your Basic language, sorry it's impossible so please switch to Advance language type to use this function


There is a Settings tab in Manage language, so you can set up automatically Translate Third-party apps as default for all newly added target languages (only apply for Advance language) by turn on the button there or you can get back to Manage Language to choose specific target languages that you want to enable this function.

Please note that the Third-party app translation button is OFF as default.

Also, you can customize Language names (English name, Short name, Native name) and flags as your wish for each target language added or Reset to default if you want. For more details, please check out here.

Auto Language Detection

Depending on the conditions you choose with Customer browser's language or Customer's location, customers can see a specific language on his/her side. Please check out here to learn more.

Hope this would be helpful.


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Updated on: 04/04/2023

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