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Transcy - What is Target language, Basic and Advanced language type?

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.

Language source

Currently we provide 2 types of target language in-app to help you with the best translation quality, Basic and Advanced. So you could choose one of these language types or both ones to translate your default store language into target language versions. Also, you could switch Target language from Advanced language type to Basic language type and vice versa. Please click here to learn more specific limit on per plan.

After done setting up Language and translating target language, all target languages (Advanced, Basic) will be shown up on Transcy language switcher, so your customers can select a target language that they prefer and view your store on that target language version.

More details on how to set up Language, please check here.

1. Advanced language type

Advanced language type: Language is created, synchronized and published on Shopify, we collect all data directly on Shopify system to our app so Users can control and edit the translation of this language type in-app. The limit of maximum target language number of this language type depends on Shopify's limitation, which is you can set up to 20 target languages for translation.

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 English, your website URL will look like this.


Please be advised that the target language number added for Advanced language also varies per Transcy plan. Please click here to learn more specific limits on per app plan.

Advanced language type is NOT available in Free plan

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

2. Basic language type

Basic language type: a new source type of target language and supported from Google system, its translation is uneditable. When adding, it does not create a new locale in Shopify so the target language number is not limited by Shopify's limitation like Advanced language type. Target languages ​​that can be added according to the list of languages ​​that Google supports here. Also, it can't create a suffix with the locale at the end of URL like Advanced language.

Please turn on the button to publish Basic language and get your store translated by AI machine system of this language.

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


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Updated on: 01/10/2023

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