Solution for multi-language ?

Shopify Partner
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I know multi-language is one of the main reasons my customers (I live in the Netherlands) will not choose Shopify.
And that's a shame.
But recently I saw a possible solution for our joint problem. It is found on http://missandlady.myshopify.com/
A German based website that offers a translation based on JavaScript and CSS to toggle between English and German on the site.
Tech help wanted
Have a look at the HTML source: There are always both languages included. 
Is this do-able for more shops?

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Shopify Expert
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athleti.ca

I'm a million different people
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Shopify Expert
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That's all great on athleti.ca till you get to checkout, and BAM. You're in anglo land again, cursing your hostie tabernackles and not knowing what to do.

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Shopify Expert
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indeed

I'm a million different people
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Shopify Partner
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From what I know, it is possible to change the checkout language as well:

http://www.shopify.com/blog/3027002-shopify-goes-international

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I don't know if Shoppers can choose language on exit - Best to get a test shop and test it out for yourself. Its what am going to do.

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Shopify Expert
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That article is from 2006. You can only specify ONE language for your checkout. Sure, you can make your checkout Chinese.. but if your main site is Dutch... checkout will still be Chinese. 

That is not the same as checkout adjusting to your language.

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Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Dave is right. Checkout is the clincher. Right now the only true way to have a multilanguage shop is to have two shops mirrored on sub domains. There are specials plans for this if you contact sales.

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Shopify Partner
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I think it's worth re linking to http://athleti.ca/ here as they have done something pretty clever with their Checkout pages. I believe they've added a custom translation which has both languages in!

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Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Good point! If you are fine having both languages side by side simply create a checkout tranlsation for your shop that suits your needs.

http://support.shopify.com/customer/portal/articles/363167-how-to-translate-your-checkout-pages-

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New Member
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hmm - what about checkout currency then?

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